AOTMP® Launches Eight New Telecom, Mobility, and IT Management Specialty Certification Exams

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How New Technology is Shaping Telecom’s Future

As new technologies are developed and deployed, industry providers will explore how they can use it to attract customers, expand their growth initiatives, and influence the future of telecom. But are these organizations truly prepared to make meaningful changes happen? While integrating innovations like 5G sounds appealing, in reality the practice is much easier said […]

New Year, New Era of Data Privacy

In less than a week, U.S. data privacy changes forever. That’s because the California Consumer Privacy Act – or CCPA for short – takes effect January 1st. If you haven’t heard about this regulation (or have simply ignored our previous warnings), this regulation will revolutionize how your organization manages, protects, and uses consumers’ personal data. […]

The Future of Fitbit

Last week, Google purchased Fitbit – one of the longest-standing leaders in the wearables space – for the not-so-insignificant sum of $2.1 billion. While this acquisition is the latest in a long line of investments made to deepen Google’s Wear OS platform commitment and finally introduce Made by Google wearable devices into the marketplace, most […]

Can You Still Collect Personal Data in the U.K.?

** Updated July 2020** The United Kingdom’s (U.K.’s) exit from the European Union (EU) – whenever it occurs – could create data privacy uncertainty on an entirely new scale. While the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework currently governs U.K. personal data collection practices for U.S. businesses, it’s important to understand these rules could change any day. […]

Data Privacy Compliance & the CCPA

Data privacy is growing – and rapidly getting more complex. As pretty much every region enacts new laws to more strictly govern data privacy rights than ever before, today’s legislation is creating an increasingly dangerous landscape where non-compliance is concerned. GDPR’s Global Data Privacy Impact Despite the threat potential fines and penalties pose, most companies […]

Blockchain & Today’s Enterprise Tech Environment

Blockchain is one of today’s biggest enterprise technology buzzwords. But industry experts are largely conflicted on how – and when – this innovation will be capable of delivering the ROI businesses expect. While some believe blockchain is still years away from achieving its potential, others are already experiencing benefits from its implementation. So, what’s the […]

Why GDPR Compliance Matters

If you didn’t read my last post, the General Data Protection (GDPR) grants individuals new data privacy rights and protections. In fact, global government agencies and business executives like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella are rapidly reconsidering the privacy of individuals’ digital experiences as a human right. Beyond the fines and heavy-handed legal consequences you’ve probably […]

Are You Ready for the Next Generation of Data Security?

If you’re not familiar with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this legislation is setting the stage for an entirely new standard of consumer data security. Enterprises – whether they’re located within the European Union (EU) or not – are challenged now more than ever to establish effective data protections and processes. Especially if you’re […]

Six Data Privacy Steps You Need to Take Before No-Deal Brexit

**Updated July 2020** As Boris Johnson takes office as the newly minted Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), it’s necessary for businesses inside the UK and all over the European Union (EU) to begin taking steps to prepare for the No-Deal Brexit scenario and how it impacts data protection laws like Privacy Shield. Step […]

Consumer Privacy Matters: California CCPA Amendment Fails

Last night, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s senate-sponsored consumer privacy bill was handily rejected by the California Senate in a largely procedural limitation. The passed the procedural time limitation in the Senate Appropriations Committee, thus disabling the bill from progressing to a vote. The bill was intended to allow Californians the right to litigation (or […]

Data Privacy Matters: How Tech Giants Are Gutting CCPA

It’s 2019. Everyone is buzzing about data privacy and security and the impact that it has on your business practices. Today, no one is immune to any data privacy law that is in effect. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has already had wide-ranging implications on business practices and digital transformation initiatives — […]