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Are organizations meeting their notification obligations when timelines are specified?

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by RADAR, a provider of purpose-built decision-support software designed to guide users through a consistent, defensible process for incident management and risk assessment. Find earlier installments of this series here. 

Once an incident has been discovered, the clock starts ticking. Privacy officers and their teams must immediately investigate the incident, perform a multi-factor risk assessment according to all applicable jurisdictions to determine if the incident rises to the level of a data breach, and notify affected individuals, regulators, and authorities — often within a very short time frame. It can be a daunting task, compounded by the need to keep up with an ever-changing patchwork of data breach regulations, both enacted and proposed, each with their own unique requirements. 

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Hitting a Moving Target: The Challenge of Ever-Changing Breach Notification Laws

The only constant in life is change, and few things in the world of privacy and data protection are evolving as much as breach notification laws. These regulations are more stringent, specific, and numerous than ever before. The constant shifting of breach notification laws makes compliance not a one-and-done activity, but requires constant vigilance to keep abreast of changes.

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Finding the "Hidden Picture": The Challenge of Incident Detection and Escalation

Constant threats to sensitive data lurk in every corner of your organization, from hard-to-detect malware to busy employees. Thus, you can bet with 100% certainty that your organization has had, is having, or will have a data privacy incident—numerous incidents in fact. Each incident must be risk assessed against the latest breach notification laws to determine if you have a notifiable breach on your hands.

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Breach Notification Regulatory Trends from 2018

2018 was all about change, especially in the breach notification realm. The tightening of existing regulations and the addition of new ones have created a seismic shift toward greater complexity and stringency. Compliance has never been more critical—and never more difficult.

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Tackling the Top 4 Challenges of Managing Incident Response

Wherever data goes, risk follows close behind, particularly the risk of unauthorized access and disclosure—in other words, a data privacy or security incident. Whether they realize it or not, every organization regardless of size or industry has experienced and will experience their share of privacy incidents.

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Protenus and RADAR Partner to Mitigate Security and Privacy Risks for Healthcare Organizations

Leading healthcare compliance analytics company and top incident response management company partner to provide technology for security and privacy incident detection and risk assessment, ensuring compliance with HIPAA and U.S. state breach notification requirements.


BALTIMORE, MD — January 7, 2019 — Protenus, a healthcare compliance analytics platform that protects patient privacy for the nation's leading health systems announces a strategic partnership with RADAR,the award-winning provider of incident response management software, to help healthcare organizations reduce the risks associated with unauthorized disclosures of protected health information.

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Busting 3 Dangerous Myths about SaaS Solutions

When evaluating different solutions for incident response management, many factors come into play. Understandably, budget tops the list, closely followed by security, functionality, ease of use, and more. Underlying many of these concerns is the delivery method—should you choose software-as-a-service (SaaS) or an on-premise solution?

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The Why, What, and How of Benchmarking Your Privacy Program

We live in a world of measurements, from batting averages to number of steps walked to miles per gallon. Measuring our performance against certain standards or that of others—in other words, benchmarking—gives us a line in the sand from which we determine how and where to improve. This is especially important in the world of privacy, where it can be hard to gauge the effectiveness of programs and initiatives. And without the numbers to back you up, getting sufficient organizational priority and budget for your privacy program is difficult.  

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Dentons Announces Strategic Alliance with RADAR to Provide Innovation in Incident Response

WASHINGTON, DC and PORTLAND, OR. — December 6, 2018 — Dentons, the world's largest law firm, and RADAR,a leading provider of incident response management software, announce a strategic alliance to help clients reduce the risks and costs of compliance with data breach laws.

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Too Much or Too Little? The Risks of Under- or Over-reporting Incidents

Data privacy and security incidents occur all the time; the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report covers a mind-boggling 53,000-plus incidents. Incidents come in all shapes and sizes—electronic, paper, even verbal or visual. They can be as simple as an improperly mailed billing statement or as complex as a highly coordinated cyber-attack on millions of consumers’ financial records. Every single one of these incidents must be risk assessed to determine if they are breaches requiring notification. 

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Vista Equity Partners Invests in RADAR, Inc. to Accelerate Growth in Global Data Privacy Technology Market

PORTLAND, Ore., November 8, 2018 RADAR, Inc., the award-winning incident response management and decision-support SaaS solution provider, announced today it has received a strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners ("Vista"), a leading investment firm focused on software, data, and technology-enabled businesses that are reinventing industries and catalyzing change. With Vista’s partnership, RADAR intends to expand operations and accelerate innovation in delivering solutions that help simplify compliance with global privacy obligations.

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Benchmarking Voluntary Breach Notifications: Frequency and Drivers

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by RADAR, Inc., a provider of purpose-built decision-support software designed to guide users through a consistent, defensible process for incident management and risk assessment. Find earlier installments of this series here.

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PIPEDA’s New Mandatory Breach Notification and Recordkeeping Requirements: How Do They Compare with the GDPR and U.S. Regulations?

The landscape of global data breach laws has been marked by continuous change in recent years. One of the most significant this year was the coming into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Described by ICO Commissioner Elizabeth Denham as “the biggest change to data protection law in a generation,” the GDPR has certainly made an impact.

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Scaling the Privacy Program: Technology Eases Change Management for Fortune 20 Company

The last year in the realm of privacy has been one of tremendous growth.

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Three Topics We’re Following at the 2018 IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. event in Austin

Next week, 1,600+ privacy professionals are heading to Austin for the annual IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. conference. The educational opportunity and discussions happening at this conference every year surfaces new ideas, best practices, and top challenges for the privacy profession. 

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