Cyber Risk and Privacy

GDPR: One Month Post Enforcement

GDPR Post Enforcement Blog A-LIGN

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), aimed at enacting strong consumer protection laws, was enforced.

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3 Steps to Achieve GDPR Compliance


Are You Ready for GDPR’s May 2018 Deadline? How can your organization achieve GDPR compliance? Consumer privacy continues to become a mounting concern for organizations and with the implementation deadline for GDPR quickly approaching the focus on privacy has increased.

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Preparing for Disaster: Understanding Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery


Operating in an environment that continually transforms can be challenging and sometimes system failure is inevitable. Although having proactive prevention programs is necessary, it is equally as important to have reactive disaster strategies. Potential causes of downtime include: Natural risks: Hurricane, fire, earthquake, etc. Human-caused risks: Terrorism, crime, manmade structure failure, etc. Civil risk: Riots, […]

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A-LIGN Introduces Privacy Assessment Offerings to Respond to the Growing Concern for Data Privacy

As the data privacy landscape evolves, A-LIGN is committed to providing solutions that assist organizations in safeguarding their client’s data. A-LIGN now offers privacy assessment and compliance services that assist organizations in adhering to the following standards: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) HIPAA Privacy Rule “Privacy is a consideration in several of […]

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What are the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles?

With the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the United States and the European Union share the goal of improving the privacy of citizens’ sensitive information. However, what makes the framework necessary is that each has a differing approach on how to manage the protection of information. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework exists in order to provide consistent, […]

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Overview of the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework


Privacy Shield Framework The EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide European and US companies a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the U.S. when engaging in transatlantic commerce. For […]

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Which Cloud Holds My Data?

One of the discussions brought up at this year’s AICPA Service Organization Controls (SOC) School was the issue of cloud computing and the effects it has on industries that are subjected to a SOC 1 or SOC 2 audit.  When it comes to cloud computing, subservice organizations may be involved in providing the operations that […]

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