GDPR Compliance

Sword & Shield leverages our experience in data and information security compliance under various frameworks (GDPR, NIST, HIPAA, ISO, ITIL, etc.) to explain GDPR requirements, news, and trends.

Learn about how consumer privacy laws are changing, GDPR fines and penalties, and how to ensure GDPR compliance in your organization.


Apr 2019

The Weaponization of Data

Organizations collect massive amounts of data about their users. If you have a social media account, think about how much a person could learn about you just by reading your posts. Unfortunately, some organizations have figured this out, too, and use this information to their own gain. Whether a company is selling collected data, or information is illegally obtained from them through a breach, weaponization...

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Mar 2019

The Changing State of Consumer Privacy

Consumer Privacy Laws With data breaches on the rise, many new data protection regulations have been enacted. The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the first and most well-known of these. This opened a floodgate of action in the US. Several new or bolstered laws have gone into effect in the United States to protect the privacy of its citizens. GDPR Explained...

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Oct 2018

GDPR Regulators Announce Fines Coming by Year’s End

Recently, an announcement was made stating that the first GDPR fines will be levied before the end of 2018. This article describes what the announcement means and how it can affect your organization. The GDPR Regulation On May 25, 2018, the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in the European Union. The purpose of this regulation is to protect the privacy of EU...

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Jun 2018

Ensuring GDPR Compliance for Your Enterprise

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25. If your company does business internationally, its electronic privacy processes and procedures must comply with GDPR requirements. This article discusses the new framework and ensuring GDPR compliance within your organization. What is the GDPR? The GDPR is concerned with data privacy and contains a number of new requirements for businesses. Failure...

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