Entries by Siebe De Roovere

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Does Microsoft ignore the GDPR data subject rights?

Some acquaintances had their Hotmail e-mail accounts blocked by Microsoft because a Microsoft algorithm suspected that unauthorized users had accessed their e-mail accounts. For starters, I can only applaud that Microsoft takes measures to protect the confidentiality of the information stored in Hotmail mailboxes. However, the problems started when these acquaintances tried to re-access to…

New GDPR standard as forerunner for GDPR ISO standardisation

(This article is also available in Dutch.) Many organizations would like to obtain a certificate in order to objectively demonstrate GDPR compliance towards the market. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mentions in article 42 that the creation and usage of data protection certification mechanisms and of data protection seals and marks, for the purpose…

GDPR: adequate security measures and awareness

The GDPR requires that both controllers and processors implement adequate security measures in order to protect the processed personal data. The word ‘adequate’ seems vague and open to interpretation to most. For security experts however, it is clear that ’adequate meausures’ means that risk based security control measures should be implemented. These have to be…

How compatible is the GDPR with public cloud?

Are the requirements for the GDPR compatible with the use of public cloud? That interesting question does not only live amongst our customers, but is also on the mind of the readers of the ICT Magazine Smart Business. I made a thorough analysis considering not only the rules and regulations, but also the feasibility and…

7 ways to create trust by implementing the GDPR

The GDPR brings many challenges, but it is also an opportunity to create and leverage customer trust. When people trust a brand, they are more likely to recommend it and are even willing to pay more for its products or services, studies show. This is especially true in data-driven industries. So when companies whose main…