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GDPR: What information is protected and who must comply?

GDPR: What information is protected and who must comply?

Have you noticed that businesses are frantically reviewing all their data capture and processes now more than ever? Have you experienced a new-found respect for your time and privacy from newsletter publishers and e-marketers asking you whether you’d like to continue receiving their emails?

Then, you can thank the European Union (EU) for its newly enforced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect on May 25, 2018 (after two years of preparation and debate). This law gives all citizens in the EU more control over how companies collect and store their data -- even companies outside the EU.

GDPR aims to establish digital privacy as one of the fundamental rights for residents in all 28 EU member states.

Windows 7 End of Life – Why You Should Start Preparing Now

Windows 7 End of Life – Why You Should Start Preparing Now

Although businesses around the world are finally starting to set their sights on the far newer Windows 10, Windows 7 still retains the largest share of the operating system market in the business world. Despite being eight-and-a-half years old, 43.43% of computers still run Windows 7, which surprisingly presents a significant increase from the previous year.

How to Engage Employees with Great Teamwork

How to Engage Employees with Great Teamwork

Did you know that 85% of the US workforce aren’t engaged with their jobs? Although reasonably happy at work, over two thirds of employees have no interest in the goals and missions of the companies they work for. On top of that, 18% of the workforce is actively disengaged, which is characterized by frequent negativity that contributes to a toxic workplace.

What You Need to Know about Office 365 HIPAA and HITECH Compliance

What You Need to Know about Office 365 HIPAA and HITECH Compliance

Healthcare providers and any organizations handling confidential digital data on their behalf are legally obligated to operate under stringent security standards. Two of these acts are especially important for all such entities operating in the US or providing services to US citizens: HIPAA and HITECH.

Introduced in 1996, HIPAA is meant to protect health insurance coverage for anyone changing or leaving their jobs as well as set basic data security standards pertaining to the protection of personal health information (PHI). The HITECH Act, introduced in 2009, expands upon the security and privacy protections of HIPAA.

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