How to Comply with GDPR

When it comes to organizations incorporated and operating out of the United States, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance can be confusing. Many people struggle to understand what exactly is the GDPR and whether it applies to all organizations. On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) via the European Parliament, signed into law the GDPR, to an enhance Directive 95/46/EC.


What Are SOX Compliance Requirements?

The Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act was signed into law on July 30, 2002. The law drafted by congressmen Paul Sarbanes and Michael Oxley aimed to improve corporate financial governance and accountability while protecting shareholders from accounting errors and fraudulent activity. The real fuel for the SOX law came from the inappropriate financial conduct of three large companies Enron, Tyco, and WorldCom.


Making a Big GDPR CCPA Issue a Small One

British Airways, now there is a big GDPR issue. 500,000 people were affected over 15 days. Reputation damaged, untold revenue lost and a $230 million dollar fine and that is before any damages are paid. In my former life, I thought GDPR was a boring tick box exercise, it really could not be further from the truth. It is a scare your pants off ride, one that needs to be taken very, very seriously. Your company’s existence is at stake.


GDPR Episode 2: A New Privacy Policy

What does it take to write a GDPR compliant privacy policy? It was easier than we realized! This is a continuation of our series on ensuring StatusGator complies with the terms of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR has very specific requirements for privacy policies. Companies must provide clear and accessible information about the personal data they collect and what they do with it.


What Is PIPEDA? And How Does It Protect You and Your Privacy?

You have likely heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and you probably refer to this standard whenever the topic of privacy and data processing arises. But what about outside of the EU? The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Commissariat à la protection de la vie privée du Canada) has a twitter account that shares information regarding privacy and an individual’s rights in Canada.


GDPR Compliance Step 1: Data Erasure and Portability

Recently, a StatusGator user on our 30 day free trial contacted us to inquire if StatusGator was GDPR compliant. The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is the European Union’s regulation that grants rights and requirements over personal data. Although we’ve been following the GDPR and its rollout for some time now, we haven’t taken active steps to comply with its requirements. We are based in the United States and don’t actively target European customers.