Connected Vehicles Raise Cybersecurity Concerns

Connected Vehicles & Cybersecurity

Connecting vehicles to the Internet is no longer a far-fetched, futuristic idea. Once seen as an exclusively luxury item, most mainstream car brands now offer vehicle models with connected technology and other autonomous driving features. 

Connected vehicles offer a number of personalized features that once seemed too high-tech to be possible. From Tesla to Toyota, Internet-enabled vehicles have quickly become a popular commodity, particularly amongst Millennial drivers. In fact, experts predict that most, if not all, vehicles will be connected to the Internet by 2035. 
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New GDPR Requirements Spark Questions Amongst Small Businesses

GDPR: No One-Size-Fits-All Solution 

If you’re in the small business arena, you’ve probably heard about the recent changes to the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect on May 25, 2018. These new changes mandate that companies clearly communicate how and why they are collecting consumer data. 

Most small businesses are looking for a blanket solution for GDPR compliance. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to offer one-size-fits-all guidance when these regulations will affect businesses differently.   Continue reading

Why Are Companies Changing Their Privacy Policies?

Not Your Average Email Communication 

It’s not uncommon to receive emails from a company, especially if you are a frequent customer or client. But when multiple businesses inform you of privacy policy changes at the same time, it can often mean something bigger is happening behind-the-scenes. 

The European Union (EU) made recent changes to its data privacy regulations (the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR) that went into effect on May 25, 2018. These regulations mandate that companies clearly communicate how and why they are collecting consumer data. 

While these regulations directly impact European businesses and consumers, they are still relevant to those of us in the U.S. that utilize international services such as social media, smartphone apps and more. Let’s walk through some common questions about these new data regulations, and what they mean for Americans. 

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Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

Activity Report HeaderYour name, address, Social Security number, birthdate and other personal details circulate everywhere you go and beyond. Just think about the multitude of print and electronic forms that you’ve filled out in your life. From medical history forms and credit applications to store rewards cards and even casual contest opportunities, your data travels far and wide. You probably don’t even realize how many places you have shared your personal information, let alone the umpteen data stores where it has ended up without your direct consent. Continue reading