RADAR Blog

On Our Radar: June 14, 2019

In my line of work, I’m afforded the opportunity to talk to privacy professionals on a daily basis. What always strikes me when I consider the daily life of a privacy pro is the challenges inherent in the work. Assessing, mitigating, and providing notification for data breaches is a large and often stressful part of the job. Beyond that critical work, however, is a long laundry list of complex, routine, and equally important privacy tasks.

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Preparing for the CCPA Amidst Continuing Regulatory Changes

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a first in U.S. state law, having captured the attention of privacy professionals across the country. Similar to the GDPR in many regards, this regulation will require organizations to reexamine the ways data is collected, used, and protected.

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Creating a Unified Framework for Global Incident Response

This week marks a milestone in the accelerated growth of RADAR as we open the doors to our new and expansive headquarters in downtown Portland, Oregon. This office move - though only a few blocks down the road from our former office - is a signifier of the growth our organization has gone through over the last few years, which kicked into hyper growth since becoming a part of the Vista Equity Partners’ portfolio. From the initial spark of an idea in 2009 that would develop into RADAR and ultimately becoming an independent well funded company in 2016, to the investment from Vista Equity Partners in November 2018, the product and company have seen tremendous advancements. Our commitment to innovation and our mission to establish the industry standard for a unified, global incident response management platform means that we aren’t slowing down any time soon.

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Faster Time to Privacy Incident Decision: How to Accelerate Breach Notification Timeframes

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by RADAR. Read the original article on the IAPP Privacy Advisor.

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On Our Radar: May 31, 2019

Another month over, and privacy concerns continue to find their way into the headlines. Privacy as a fundamental right, and data protection as a concept, have entered public awareness for good, and we see that reflected in the major news coverage of our profession, well beyond industry publications. The public is gaining a more sophisticated understanding of privacy protection measures, and getting savvy about identifying the organizations that can - or cannot - be entrusted with their data.

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GDPR - where are we now? A Year in Review

For the past year, the privacy and security world has kept a laser-like focus on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). And what a year it’s been. More than 59,000 personal data breaches were reported across Europe from the enforcement date of GDPR on May 25, 2018, to International Data Protection Day on January 28, 2019.

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Global Impacts of the GDPR - One Year Later

Preparing for the GDPR was a herculean effort for many. Now here we are, one year later, and the tide of GDPR fervor has ebbed, but not significantly receded – after all, achieving compliance is a marathon, not a sprint!

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On Our Radar: May 24, 2019

I’ve heard data breaches referred to as “make or break moments” in the career of a privacy professional. To be sure, no one is a huge fan of a possible data breach coming across their desk, signalling the start of an investigation and risk assessment process in which time is of the essence. It could be an event that brings attention from regulators, requires notifications to affected individuals, and could even invite unwanted media attention.

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On Our Radar: May 17, 2019

When you work in product management, you are chiefly concerned with advancing the development of a software solution. If you think about that term - software solution - you’ll notice that one concept is at the core of that: solution. At the end of the day, my work at RADAR revolves around helping privacy professionals articulate problems and work with my team to find solutions.

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On Our Radar: May 9, 2019

This week the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) was released, an annual report, this year in its 12th iteration. The report is based on an analysis of 41,686 security incidents, including 2,013 confirmed data breaches, spanning 86 countries. This sobering quote is perhaps the best summary of this year’s findings: No organization is too large or too small to fall victim to a data breach. No industry vertical is immune to attack. Regardless of the type or amount of your organization’s data, there is someone out there who is trying to steal it.  Here are a few other highlights:  

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Benchmarking Data on the First Anniversary of the GDPR

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by RADAR. Read the original article on the IAPP Privacy Advisor.

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On Our Radar: May 3, 2019

One of the biggest annual events in privacy, the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, is currently taking place in Washington D.C. If you’re in attendance, come find me at the RADAR booth (#107!) for conversations on all things privacy, incident response, and data breach regulations.

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RADAR, LLC Introduces Breach Law Radar, Free Research Platform for Global Data Breach Regulatory Compliance

RADAR’s comprehensive research platform helps organizations efficiently monitor and manage complex and changing global data breach notification regulations; debuts at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit.

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On Our Radar: April 26, 2019

When you work in privacy, it seems like you’re seeing privacy incidents and data breaches everywhere. Turning to the headlines of today’s popular media outlets, you then realize it’s not just your imagination. Organizations are reporting major data breaches regularly, regulators are issuing newsworthy and costly fines, and as a result privacy concerns are very much in the public eye.

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Introducing tougher penalties for data breaches in Australia

A little over a year ago, an amendment to Australia’s Privacy Act 1988 established mandatory data breach notification obligations. Called the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme (NDB), these new requirements meant that organizations subject to the Act would now be required to notify affected individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) of a data breach if the breach was likely to result in serious harm to individuals.

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