General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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New Global Survey Finds Companies Lack Adequate Data Privacy and Consent Tools

Press Release | ForgeRock | March 16, 2016

ForgeRock®...announced the results of its global survey conducted by TechValidate, which found 93 percent agreement among IT professionals that customer data privacy concerns are a critical issue at the C-level. Yet only nine percent of IT professionals surveyed believe that current privacy and consent methods are adequate. When asked about the requirements for new methods, 96 percent of surveyed IT professionals agreed that there is an increasing need for dynamic and flexible privacy tools that are adaptable to future borderless regulatory requirements and consumer expectations.

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The ‘privacy by design’ approach for mobile apps: why it is not enough

The mobile apps installed on our smartphones are one of the biggest threats to our digital privacy. They are capable of collecting vast amounts of personal data, often highly sensitive. The consent model on which privacy laws are based doesn’t work. App users remain concerned about privacy, as a recent survey shows, but they still aren’t very good at protecting it. They may lack the technical know-how or the time to review privacy terms, or they may lack the willpower to resist the lure of trending apps and personalized in-app offers...

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