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How does GDPR, data privacy and data protection impact your business? In this podcast, Tom Fox, the Voice of Compliance hosts Data Privacy/Data Security expert Jonathan Armstrong, co-founder of Cordery Compliance. They use the framework of GDPR to discuss a wide range of issues relating to data privacy and data protection. If you are a compliance professional, business leader or InfoSec security expert this is the podcast to learn about what is happening in the UK, EU, US and beyond.

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How does GDPR, data privacy and data protection impact your business? In this podcast, Tom Fox, the Voice of Compliance hosts Data Privacy/Data Security expert Jonathan Armstrong, co-founder of Cordery Compliance. They use the framework of GDPR to discuss a wide range of issues relating to data privacy and data protection. If you are a compliance professional, business leader or InfoSec security expert this is the podcast to learn about what is happening in the UK, EU, US and beyond.

    Karen Moore on The EU, Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

    Karen Moore on The EU, Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

    Tom Fox and Jonathan Armstrong, renowned expert in cyber security, co-host the award-winning Life with GDPR. Jonathan is on a short hiatus and in this episode, we have a special guest, Karen Moore who discusses the EU’s Corporate Sustainability-Due Diligence Directive.
    Karen Moore is a well-versed professional in the area of impact assessments and due diligence, with a particular focus on human rights and environmental issues to prevent and address potential harm. Her perspective, shaped by her extensive experience, is that impact assessments and due diligence are key indicators of a corporation’s commitment to preserving the environment and upholding human rights.
    Moore emphasizes the importance of these processes not only within a company’s own activities, but also within those of its suppliers and indirect suppliers. She stresses the need for a robust due diligence process, including tracking progress, publishing annual statements, implementing complaints procedures, and involving all employees.
    Additionally, she highlights the challenges of managing these processes, such as complex questionnaires for third-party suppliers and the need for streamlined assessments. She believes in a proactive approach to corporate responsibility, going beyond regulatory requirements to foster sustainable practices and ethical decision-making.

     Key Takeaways:

    Ethical and Sustainable Business Practices Compliance Guidelines

    Ethical Evaluation for Data Privacy Compliance in the US

    Ethical Data Handling for GDPR Compliance

    Ethical Business Practices in Supply Chains

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    • 20 min
    NIS2 Balancing Obligations and Challenges for Compliance

    NIS2 Balancing Obligations and Challenges for Compliance

    Tom Fox and Jonathan Armstrong, renowned experts in cyber security, co-host the award-winning Life with GDPR. Today we consider the NIS2 Directive, which is the EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity. It provides legal measures to boost the overall level of cybersecurity in the EU.
    Cybersecurity regulations are reshaping the landscape, demanding swift action and accountability from organizations and individuals. The NIS2 Directive tightens reporting deadlines, putting pressure on organizations to comply with cybersecurity incidents. This means that organizations need to be prepared to act quickly and efficiently in the event of a cyber incident to avoid penalties and maintain trust with their stakeholders. Management faces increased personal liability under the NIS 2 Directive, highlighting the need for proactive cybersecurity measures. This emphasizes the importance of implementing strong cybersecurity protocols and staying ahead of potential threats to protect both the organization and individual leaders from legal and financial repercussions.
    Regulatory bodies advocate for a shift towards prevention in cybersecurity to combat rising cyber threats. This shift in focus underscores the importance of investing in proactive cybersecurity measures rather than simply reacting to incidents after they occur, ultimately leading to a more secure and resilient digital environment. Join Tom Fox and Jonathan Armstrong as they delve deeper into this topic on this episode of the Life with GDPR podcast.

    Key Takeaways:

    NIS Two Directive: Stricter Reporting and Jurisdiction

    NIS Two Directive: Management’s Cybersecurity Liability

    Operational Resilience: Proactive Cybersecurity Measures


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    • 14 min
    Solar Winds and Your Mother - Tell The Truth

    Solar Winds and Your Mother - Tell The Truth

    Tom Fox and Jonathan Armstrong, renowned experts in cyber security, co-host the award-winning Life with GDPR. In this episode, they look at the continued fallout from the Solar Winds data breach.
    In the complex world of data protection, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has placed a spotlight on the importance of transparency, honesty, and corporate responsibility. Experts Tom Fox and Jonathan Armstrong bring their unique perspectives to this topic, shaped by their extensive experience in compliance and data protection. Fox emphasizes the potential legal consequences for corporate leaders who fail to disclose vulnerabilities or engage in dishonest practices, while Armstrong highlights the increasing pressure on individuals and corporations to disclose data breaches, with regulators focusing more on individual liability. Both stress the importance of transparency, the potential for litigation, and the role of whistleblowers.
    Join Fox and Armstrong as they delve deeper into these issues on this episode of the Life with GDPR podcast.

    Key Takeaways:

    The Importance of Truthfulness in GDPR

    The Importance of Transparency in Data Breaches

    Legal risks in data breaches and cybersecurity

    The Impact of Budget Constraints on Vulnerability Fixes

     Resources:
    For more information on the issues raised in this podcast, check out the Cordery Compliance News Section. For more information on Cordery Compliance, go to their website here. Also, check out the GDPR Navigator, one of the top resources for GDPR Compliance by clicking here. Check out the Cordery Data Breach Academy here.
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    • 21 min
    Critical Perspectives on Big Law Firm Cybersecurity

    Critical Perspectives on Big Law Firm Cybersecurity

    Tom Fox and Jonathan Armstrong, renowned experts in cyber security, co-host the award-winning Life with GDPR. In this episode, they look at a breach of a big law.
    In the wake of a recent spearphishing attack and data breach at a UK law firm, the legal community is abuzz with discussions on the responsibility of lawyers to prevent such attacks. Tom Fox, known for his critical perspective on big law firms, highlights the mistakes made by the firm in question, emphasizing the increasing concern over cyber-attacks targeting law firms and the need for timely reporting to regulatory authorities. Jonathan Armstrong, on the other hand, underscores the importance of proactive cybersecurity measures and timely reporting, commending the firm for taking immediate action but criticizing the delay in reporting the breach. Both Fox and Armstrong bring their unique perspectives shaped by their experiences in the field. Join them on this episode of the Life with GDPR podcast as they delve deeper into this topic.

    Key Takeaways:

    A spearphishing Attack Leads to Data Breach

    Cybersecurity Measures for Law Firms

    The Power of Dedicated Data Protection Training


      Resources:
    For more information on the issues raised in this podcast, check out the Cordery Compliance News Section. For more information on Cordery Compliance, go to their website here.
    Also, check out the GDPR Navigator, one of the top resources for GDPR compliance, by clicking here. Check out the Cordery Data Breach Academy here.
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    • 20 min
    Lessons Learned from The Singtel Opus Data Breach

    Lessons Learned from The Singtel Opus Data Breach

    Tom Fox and Jonathan Armstrong, renowned experts in cyber security, co-host the award-winning Life with GDPR. In this episode, they look at litigation over a data breach against Singtel Opus in Australia and the fallout from an investigation report.
    The recent data breach at Intel Optus, affecting 1.2 million individuals, has brought to light the critical role of strategic communication in managing cybersecurity breaches. Tom and Jonathan Armstrong, offer their unique perspectives on this issue. Fox emphasizes the inevitability of cybersecurity breaches and the need for a comprehensive strategy, including effective communication, to manage them. He warns against the potential consequences of mishandling communication during a breach, such as jeopardizing insurance coverage.
    Armstrong highlights the complexity of maintaining privilege in a global corporate structure and the importance of careful language to avoid invalidating insurance or causing unnecessary speculation. He also underscores the need for a holistic approach to cybersecurity, encompassing prevention, detection, remediation, and crisis communication. Join Tom Fox and Jonathan Armstrong as they delve deeper into this topic in the latest Life with GDPR podcast episode.
     Key Takeaways:

    Implications of Language in Data Breach Reporting

    Navigating CEO Communication and Insurance Coverage

    Navigating Insurance Coverage in Data Breaches



     Resources
    For more information on the issues raised in this podcast, check out the Cordery Compliance, News Section. For more information on Cordery Compliance, go to their website here. Also check out the GDPR Navigator, one of the top resources for GDPR Compliance by clicking here. Check out the Cordery Data Breach Academy here. 
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    • 21 min
    The Hidden Dangers of CEO Behavior: Patterns and Consequences

    The Hidden Dangers of CEO Behavior: Patterns and Consequences

    Tom Fox and Jonathan Armstrong, renowned experts in cyber security, co-host the award-winning Life with GDPR. We take things in a different direction today as we discuss the somewhat lurid allegations around former Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries. This matter illustrates the need for robust background checks and support of those who bring forward complaints against top management.
    The topic of CEO risk, specifically the importance of accountability and investigations in corporate compliance, is a critical issue in today’s business world. It explores the potential dangers CEOs can pose to corporations and the necessity of holding them accountable for compliance initiatives. Tom Fox, a renowned compliance expert, emphasizes the importance of conducting thorough due diligence on individuals, particularly at the senior executive level, to mitigate risks. He believes that behavior patterns often exist before public scandals occur and that it is crucial to identify these patterns through deep investigations. On the other hand, Jonathan Armstrong highlights the challenge of pushing compliance up the organization and the need for thorough due diligence when hiring senior executives. He also stresses the importance of accountability and investigations in addressing misconduct allegations, even if they are historic. Join Tom Fox and Jonathan Armstrong as they delve deeper into this topic on this episode of the Life with GDPR podcast.

    Key Takeaways:

    CEO Accountability and Risk Exposure

    Allegations of Sex Trafficking and Abuse

    The Significance of Investigating Past Misconduct


     Resources
    For more information on the issues raised in this podcast, check out the Cordery Compliance News Section. For more information on Cordery Compliance, go to their website here. Also, check out the GDPR Navigator, one of the top resources for GDPR Compliance, by clicking here.
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