Lessons from the Panamanian data breach

The largest currently known data breach that hit Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca this week is understandably high profile in the world’s news media.  Over 11.5 million documents, 2.6TB of data and disclosures of possible tax avoidance by high profile world figures has been sent to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).  This story will be prominent for some time, but what lessons can businesses learn from it?

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Data compliance? GDPR? Data governance?

If you work in IT, HR or Operations in pretty much any capacity, there’s a good chance you’re already fed up with the words in the headline.  Along with the ubiquitous ‘cyber-attacks and data breaches’, data protection and data compliance are currently very topical issues.

But what does it mean to your business?  In AVR’s role as trusted IT security and mobility solution advisers, we offer these six key steps to help point you in the right direction.

The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into law in early 2018 across the EU. There is much in the news about the scope of the regulations and the possible penalties for not meeting the data compliance regulations.

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