General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The Lithuanian data protection inspectorate issued a 61,500 EUR fine against a payment services provider for violations of the data minimization, adequate security measures and data breach reporting requirements of
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The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has weighed in on blockchain with the following key points:

  • If you want to use a blockchain structure to

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Keep your passwords close…and complex, and encrypted and unique, and ever-changing.

In the wake of recent data breaches involving passwords, the French data protection authority, the CNIL, has published guidelines
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Don’t store users’ passwords in cleartext. Really.

It’s not a good idea. Also, it may be deemed a ‘knowing violation’ of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirement to
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