How Severe Are General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Fines?

GDPR penalties featured

We’ve already been seeing the changes for months now: new, robust cookie acceptance disclaimers, longer and more involved data collection forms and an uptick in fines for U.S. companies operating in the European Union. 

Companies in the United States are starting to understand their regulatory responsibilities under EU law, but few actually understand the scope of their obligations. Here, we’ll discuss some of the impacts that GDPR has on U.S. businesses and if that will trickle down to companies of all sizes. 

 

Read More

CMMC 2.0 Maturity Levels and NIST 800-171 

cmmc 2.0 featured

The original CMMC (version 1.0) was based on several cybersecurity guidelines, most prominently NIST 800-171. With the announcement of CMMC version 2.0 in early November 2021, however, the alignment between the frameworks and the NIST document has changed a bit. Fortunately, this change seems to be for the better, or at least more intuitive, for assessors and contractors. 

Here, we’ll discuss how the new CMMC 2.0 assessment levels align with NIST 800-171 and how this can help contractors more readily meet their security obligations once the new framework goes into effect. 

 

Read More

What Are Consent Requirements for GDPR Compliance?

GDPR featured

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of regulations enforced in the European Union to protect consumer data privacy and instill new controls over data ownership and use. While only having jurisdiction in the EU, this law has had a major impact on how companies do business in Europe, especially digitally. 

Here, we’ll discuss some of the compliance requirements in place under GDPR for consent and privacy. These requirements are deeply ingrained into GDPR law and impact the professional and technical operations of organizations operating in the EU. 

 

Read More