Robots save Nordea from GDPR processing nightmare

With the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) threatening to swamp workers, Nordea turned to Robotics Process Automation (RPA), slashing the time needed to process customer requests. GDPR has seen customers exercising their new rights to access personal data, leaving banks with a significant burden. Nordea estimates that every GDPR request could take between one and three hours to complete …

GDPR Changes Highlight the Impact of User Tracking

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25th, 2018, with the most obvious impact being a flurry of emails notifying users of changes in privacy policies. As websites determined how to comply with the wide-reaching data privacy regulation, developers quickly observed significant benefits in page load performance. The USA Today website has been the …

No one is opening those emails about privacy updates, and marketers are getting nervous

You’ve probably received a bunch of emails from companies telling you that they’re changing their privacy policies, and perhaps asking you for permission to keep sending you email. And, if you’re like most Americans, those emails went straight into the trash. This is causing a nightmare for companies that rely on email newsletters or offers to gain and retain customers. …

GDPR could result in higher ransomware demands, experts warn

The General Data Protection Regulation, which came into effect last month, may cause businesses to pay cyber ransom demands from criminals as they could be a cheaper option than high GDPR fines. George Kurtz, chief executive of ­cybersecurity company CrowdStrike, said that “the price of admission of ransomware just went up” after the introduction of GDPR. Ransomware is malicious software …

Week two of GDPR: We’re still not ready

“Reading is hard and we just don’t want to do it,” scream the European Union countries like frightened children at the sight of their first reading test. The reading test of course being the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) whose sole purpose is to protect the vital right to privacy of European Union residents. A right that we can only …