A Guide to the GDPR in Canada

Posted by Kevin D'Arcy on Jan 26, 2018 2:08:38 PM
For quite some time, there’s been considerable panic about a piece of European legislation called the Global Data 
Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR, set to go live in May 2018, outlines new measures that businesses must take in order to lawfully hold the data of EU citizens. In essence businesses need to ensure consent is obtained for all data held as well as implementing internal processes to guarantee that data is protected. 
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Topics: document security, data security, information security, government security, data compliance laws, compliance, GDPR

A Breakdown of the GDPR

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Jan 26, 2018 1:53:43 PM
What is GDPR?

Back in 2016, the European Union passed a bill to introduce the Global Data Protection Regulation. The purpose of the legislation was to define the legal rights of EU citizens in relation to their data and to enforce regulations on the data controllers and processors who hold that data. The GDPR will be introduced on the 25th May 2018, and will put impose sanctions on businesses that don’t safeguard the data they process. 

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Topics: document security, data security, information security, government security, GDPR

5 Kinds of Businesses That Don’t Know They Need Secure Document Management Software

Posted by Kevin D'Arcy on Apr 22, 2016 9:35:00 AM

When your company has sensitive data on hand, it's important that you protect this information with secure document management software. If you don't then you are leaving this information vulnerable to theft, destruction and loss. If you don't know that you are running the type of business that needs secure document management software, however, then you probably won't invest in it. To give you a better idea of whether or not you need secure document management software, let's take a look at five types of companies that usually don't know that they need it.

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Topics: document management software, data security, Document Management and ECM

The Latest Trends in Data Security and How You Can Use Them to Increase Business

Posted by Scott Kimura on Apr 8, 2016 9:35:00 AM

As the way we use technology evolves, so do the ways in which we protect ourselves. In this regard, data security has grown a great deal. Let's take a look at how the evolution of digital security has shaped the latest trends in this area.

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Topics: data security, business growth

5 Signs Your Data Organization is Outdated

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Jan 15, 2016 9:35:00 AM

Your company holds a lot of data. Managing it all isn't very easy. You can, however, make this process much easier with a strong data organization system. One of the keys to this is to have a system that is fully up to date with the latest best practices and technologies for data management.

You don't have to be a document management expert to know whether or not your data organization system is outdated. All you need to do is look for the following five signs:

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Topics: organizing files, data security

How to Promote Data Protection in the Workplace

Posted by Scott Kimura on Jan 13, 2016 9:35:00 AM

Your company's data influences every element of your operations, from your customer service to your taxes. Due to its importance, you must always strive to protect your company's data. In order to prevent any of your important data from being lost, stolen or destroyed, you will need some data protection in the workplace. Here are some steps you can take to improve your data protection.

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Topics: data security, information security, data theft

What are the Data Protection Responsibilities of Your Business?

Posted by Kevin D'Arcy on Jan 6, 2016 9:35:00 AM

When someone's personal data is lost or stolen, major problems ranging from difficulty accessing personal records to identity theft can occur. To help prevent these things from happening, the law places certain data protection responsibilities on companies like yours when you collect personal data from customers and employees. Non-compliance with these data protection responsibilities will cost your company, so it's important that you adhere to them. That being said, here are the most important responsibilities that you need to keep in line with, according to regulations set forth by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:

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Topics: document protection, data security

Preventing Data Theft & Fraud in Your Business

Posted by Robert Adshead on Dec 2, 2015 9:35:00 AM

There are countless data thieves who want to steal your company's data so that they can commit fraud or take your assets. You will always be a target, so you must be proactive about protecting your data. To prevent data theft at your business, you need to invest in information security resources and establish an effective information security policy.

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Topics: document security, data security, information security, data theft

A History of Information Security From Past to Present

Posted by Mike Lynett on Nov 25, 2015 9:35:00 AM

These days, information flows throughout computer systems like fish flow through the sea. This presents a wealth of opportunities for people to steal data; that is why information security is a necessity. But how has information security evolved over the years? Let's take a look at the history of information security.

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Topics: data security, information security

How Going Digital Increases Privacy and Security of Health Information

Posted by Mike Lynett on Nov 20, 2015 9:35:00 AM

Protecting the privacy and security of health information requires more than a lock and a key. In order to keep your patients' records secured, you must take advantage of the benefits of digital record keeping.

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Topics: healthcare, data security

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