GDPR is here and now there’s the CCPA too! Exonar Latest News

Living with new privacy laws

What We’ve Been Reading And Writing This Month   

GDPR is here and now there’s the CCPA too!
Plus – We’re Hiring & ‘Ain’t got no Privacy’ – 80’s privacy issues!

New Exonar research released July 4th 2018, shows that public sector organisations face increased financial pressure as a result of the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to the tune of £30million per year.
The NHS is expected to be hit hardest by the influx in data requests, given that before the introduction it cost the NHS £20.6million per year to retrieve customer data.
Rise appears to reflect more stringent reporting obligations under EU’s new data protection regime. More than 1,100 reports of data breaches involving people’s personal information have been received by the Data Protection Commission in the two months since a new EU legal regime came into force.
How the GDPR will disrupt Google and Facebook
New laws and high profile investigations have helped put data protection and privacy at the centre of the UK public’s consciousness like never before, the Information Commissioner has said.
Exonar simplifies compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act by getting right to the heart of the matter: Finding, Mapping and Managing your data.
Plantatreeforprivacy: the impact of GDPR when privacy regulations change
In this Privacy Tracker series, we look at laws from across the globe and match them up against the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The aim is to help you determine how much duplication of operational effort you might avoid as you work toward compliance and help you focus your efforts. In …
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The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (aka CaCPA) creates unprecedented obligations for companies that do business in California (the world’s fifth largest economy) or collect the personal information of California’s 40 million residents.
We Are Hiring - Marketing Executive - Exonar
Are you our next Marketing Manager? An exciting startup software business, we’re looking for an ambitious marketer to take responsibility for creating and delivering our marketing strategy. A British software company, we have just raised significant funding to boost our growth strategy through 2018.
Plantatreeforprivacy: the impact of GDPR when privacy regulations change
Music video by Rockwell performing Somebody’s Watching Me. (C) 2004 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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GDPR – Hit the Deadline with a Smile! Exonar Latest News

GDPR – Hit the Deadline with a Smile!

What We’ve Been Reading And Writing This Month

GDPR Guidance and Gags!
Plus – We’re Hiring… and Songs to make you smile!

Welcome to Simplifying GDPR from Exonar. What’s in our series of guides? Private sector, public sector or third sector, GDPR applies to all of us and the personal data we hold. Our four-part guide will explain how to approach GDPR – how to align the right technology, people and processes so that GDPR works for you and not vice versa.
Insights from PwC’s third General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) pulse survey.
European Supervisory Authorities have shed light on their initial enforcement priorities. Take a look at this IAPP infographic to learn more about where to focus your efforts to be on the right side of regulators. Click image to download pdf (1.63MB)
Ask the founder: 15 questions with NatWest
NatWest meets Exonar CEO – Adrian Barrett
In our series of interviews with SME founders about their business journey so far, we speak to Adrian Barrett, CEO and founder of data science company Exonar.
Businessman wins legal action to force removal of search results about past conviction
Key Responsibilities Working within the small engineering team you will be a seasoned (Java) Developer responsible for all aspects of day-to-day development; from developing new features, improving performance of our machine-learning components, to mentoring junior developers and engaging with…
Without wishing to dismiss GDPR as a bit of a joke, we think it’s time to lighten the mood around the new legislation. Submit yours @Exonar using #GDPRgags.
The Utterly Unrelated Section: Top 100 songs to make you smile!
With all this GDPR talk and May 25th looming ever closer, we accept that a few jokes might not be enough to relieve the pressure. So as you work through your plan and prioritise, here are a few tunes to help you through with a smile on your face – Hey Ya!

Simplifying GDPR – Get the team signed up and on the pitch

In the beginning, there was a team – Read Part 2 of our essential guides to GDPR

Explain GDPR to your organisation, identify your board sponsor, form a posse from legal, compliance, technology and your key personal information owners like HR and customer services. Then get everyone in a room, work out your high-level programme plan and cost it across internal resource, external advice/resource, tech spend, training and ongoing costs. Then you’ll all have a pretty clear view of life under GDPR.

Our free guides will cut through the myths and help you get a grip on GDPR as May 25th approaches – and here is Part 2. Let us help you see GDPR in a different, practical light.

Read Part 2


Simplifying GDPR – Your Essential Exonar Four-Part Guide

Understand the game – then score some easy wins and be 2-0 up by half-time

It’s one of those large-scale legislative changes to the way we all work that always seems a long way off and then suddenly heaves into view – GDPR. 

We’ve plenty of thoughts on the subject, thoughts that we believe are worth sharing and will help you in your approach to managing this new regulation.

At Exonar we help you map and understand your personal data: instantly, simply and at scale. Yes, GDPR arrives on May 25th 2018. Yes, the clock is ticking – but no, it’s not the complex and resource-sapping behemoth you could be excused for assuming. It’s an evolution of the UK’s existing Data Protection Act 1998, not a revolution; it clarifies, simplifies and codifies data protection for the digital age. It’s also a terrific opportunity to streamline the way you use personal data – in easier and more effective ways than you might think – while adding significantly to your audience’s trust in your organisation and brand.

Our free fortnightly guides will cut through the myths and help you get a grip on GDPR as May approaches – and here is Part 1. Let us help you see GDPR in a different, practical light.

Read Part 1


Intelligent Shortcuts to GDPR Compliance

Intelligent Shortcuts to GDPR Compliance

What We’ve been Reading and Writing This Month

GDPR – 94% of Top 200 Companies Already Preparing
Plus – In ‘Utterly Unrelated’, Remember Johnny Castaway?
3 Steps to GDPR-Ready Information - Exonar
In one of our earlier blogs we addressed five of the most common myths relating to the GDPR. At the top of the list was “You don’t have to worry about the GDPR until 2018”. As we…
94% of Privacy Pros in the Know Aren’t Waiting for Brexit: They’re Preparing for the GDPR
94% of Privacy Pros in the Know Aren’t Waiting for Brexit: They’re Preparing for the GDPR
Privacy professionals in the U.K. are not standing idle while they wait for the U.K. to clarify data protection law post-Brexit.
The world's leading privacy pros talk GDPR with El Reg
Interview You know, we know, everyone knows… the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May of next year for every member of the European Union, and that will include…
The EU GDPR: How to Know What You Don't Know - Exonar
Here’s a little challenge for you: can you list how many departments there are within your business? How about the number of teams that sit within each department? If that seems too easy,…
Preparing for the GDPR 12 Steps to Take Now
Preparing for the GDPR 12 Steps to Take Now
The ICO’s checklist highlights 12 steps you can take now to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018.
Machine Learning & Big Data Harnessed to Achieve GDPR Compliance...
Machine Learning & Big Data Harnessed to Achieve GDPR Compliance…
Ask anyone with responsibility for corporate compliance, company data or customer information what is keeping them awake at night and the answer is likely to be the EU General Data…
GDPR – Why It’s About More Than Regulation. Download the White Paper
GDPR – Why It’s About More Than Regulation. Download the White Paper
GDPR is a significant challenge. Concentrating on the Data first can make everything else easier…
The Utterly Unrelated Section - Johnny Castaway: The story!

The Utterly Unrelated Section –

Johnny Castaway: The story!
Most people don’t know the story of the screensaver Johnny Castaway, a story which takes place over the timespan of 11 days. The story scenes are rarely and randomly shown on the…