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August 2012

Compliance, risk and the coming EU data protection framework: a CISO's perspective

Compliance and risk managers in Europe are facing one of the biggest challenges for decades as the region moves towards a new data protection framework. Since the draft legislation was published in January, EU member states have been debating and negotiating changes to the way the principles will be implemented, which they believe could be fraught with difficulties. But while negotiations continue in Brussels, compliance and risk managers have no time to waste in preparing for the new rules that could come into force as soon as 2013.   Despite the pressure on businesses and organisations in Europe to get their houses in order, the new rules may not be as big a challenge as most people think, according to Matthew Lord, chief information security officer at business services firm Steria UK. In fact, he believes, much of what is contained in the new regulations will be business as usual, and while other elements will require change, that change may not be as big as people think and could help support internal security risk ...

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