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The GDPR explained, Part 1: PII is not a Pokemon!

What is the first thing that comes to your head when you see "pii"? "Pii-Pikachu!", say anime-lovers. "Personally identifiable information", argue Data Security Officers. How come these two notions share the same abbreviation when they are so different? Or are they? Let's find out.
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Be SAFe, Part 1: Core Principles and Benefits of the Scaled Agile Framework

Agile has become the cornerstone of IT development, however, most agile methods (Scrum, extreme programming, etc) traditionally focus on teams of 3 to 9 people. Although larger enterprises may not be naturally suited for agile development, many of them are also seeking to capture the benefits of…
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5 tips to make work from home work for you

Working from home has suddenly become a reality for thousands of people around the world, as more and more companies are rolling out mandatory remote work. Actonic is no exception and we have been working from our home offices for a week now. While we have team members who telework on a permanent basis, many of us are still...
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CCPA vs. GDPR: data privacy laws in Europe and the USA

Data regulatory landscape is constantly changing with new laws and rules passed at a rapid rate. Hardly had the world come to terms with the GDPR, when California decided to go big on data privacy and set a new standard in the US. California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into force on 1 January 2020. It is the first comprehensive...
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Be GDPR compliant, Part 2: ensure the right to erasure, find and anonymize PII in Jira

In our previous article, we looked at an easy way to get and manage users’ consent for personal data processing and tracking online activity with Cookies. However, GDPR is far more complex and comprehensive than it may appear. In this article, we are going to focus on ways of meeting other important GDPR requirements: ensuring the...
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