Evolveum: IT security threats in 2018

IT security threats in 2018: are you ready for them?

2017 was a really great year. For hackers. Many of us heard about WannaCry and NotPetya that took down over 300,000 computers across the world, including the UK’s National Health Service or government agencies in Ukraine. CCleaner, a utility program millions of Windows users rely on to clear potentially unwanted files off their PCs, got[…]

Evolveum - GDPR, lawful basis

Lawful basis Part I.

On the way to the practical side of the GDPR we need to recognize reasons for processing the personal data, officially known as lawful basis. It has been long time since the data processing had been uncontrolled. You have needed lawful basis since the directive had come into effect, but under the GDPR there is[…]

Evolveum - Data Privacy Day 2018

How to stay safe online: tips and advice

We live in a fast evolving world. We surround ourselves with the technology to make our life easier every day. While in the past it would cause a great amusement, today we don’t even blink an eye when seeing someone hanging on their device, being online at any place, any time. The Internet became a[…]

GDPR Lawful Basis Management

GDPR Lawful Basis Management

The first thing that most likely comes to the mind when people hear about GDPR is “consent”. That is understandable, as better part of the buzz around GDPR is about customer identities and digital marketing. But this emphasis on consumer identities is casting shadow on other aspects of GDPR that are at least as much[…]

GDPR - consent, part 2

GDPR – Consent part II.

Consent under the GDPR looks like really complex and complicated issue. Let’s see what we can already clearly explain. To achieve all stated requirements, you need to structure the consent granularly and give data subjects some options. Consent must be “specific”. Blanket consent without stating the exact purpose is not valid, but the GDPR does[…]

GDPR – consent

GDPR – Consent part I.

As we are getting closer to the practical side of processing personal data under the GDPR, firstly we need to understand the reason of processing expressed in lawful basis. The first and most discussed basis is obviously a consent. Today we will identify the nature, characteristics and features of the consent needed to process personal[…]

GDPR - Subject matter and scope

GDPR – Subject matter and scope

Now when we are familiar with GDPR principles and Rights of data subjects it is time to move on and uncover the content and territorial reach of GDPR. We will explain what data, systems and persons are protected by GDPR and who is bound to do so. GDPR applies to all contexts across all sectors.[…]

GDPR – The Evolution, not the revolution

GDPR – The Evolution, not the revolution

Many years have passed since the actual data protecting regime had been set. The technology is making huge steps and virtual environment is full of new threats. The personal data are of a great value in such environment. Therefore, the data protection deserves a proper attention. And GDPR should provide more safety. To understand any[…]

GDPR and Identity Management

GDPR and Identity Management

General Data Protection Regulation: a lot of people are already familiar with that. Much more people will have to get familiar with it quite soon. GDPR may be seen as a trouble and there is definitely a lot of work to be done for GDPR compliance. But, honestly, such regulation was bound to happen sooner[…]