Author: Neil Cullen

Stripping Your Organization of Unconscious Bias

In April of 2018, a Starbucks manager in Philadelphia called the police because two black men were sitting in the store, and one had asked to use the bathroom before making a purchase. The men, who had been waiting for …

GDPR Miniseries: Top 5 Things for HR in Relation to GDPR

As a human resources (HR) professional, you may be groaning at the thought of more, required compliance measures. But no one said this would be easy. Some changes are worth the trouble and the GDPR is among those. Plus, noncompliance …

GDPR miniseries: Top 5 Things for the IT Department in Relation to the GDPR

In September 2016, Yahoo was poised to be acquired by Verizon when it announced it had suffered the biggest data breach in history in 2014. Later the company estimated that 3 billion user accounts had been compromised. The buy-out went …

GDPR Miniseries: Top 5 Things for Supply Chains in Relation to GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in full swing. Do you know how your supply chain is managing your company’s personal data? Are they fully compliant with the GDPR? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you can rest …

GDPR Miniseries: Top 5 Things for Procurement in Relation to GDPR

Did you know that if any third-party vendor your company uses is not compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you could be held liable for their actions? And even if you aren’t, your company’s reputation could suffer if …

The Cost of Corruption

“Organizational corruption imposes a steep cost on society, easily dwarfing that of street crime.”– The Normalization of Corruption in Organizations, Blake E. Ashforth and Vikas Anand. Organisational corruption is a serious and widespread issue that still plagues many industries …

Why You Should Train Employees to Behave Ethically, Not Just to be Compliant

“Compliance will always be slightly behind the imagination of the dedicated corruptor”–Philippe Montigny, President of ETHIC Intelligence, Paris Do you know the difference between ethical behaviour and compliant behaviour? Is it acceptable for employees to simply “follow the rules,” …

Are Data Privacy and GDPR the Same Thing?

As you may already know, one of the biggest changes to EU data protection rules is coming into effect on May 25, 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a wide-ranging set of rules you must follow when collecting, …

7 Essential Components of Effective Data Privacy Compliance Training

“When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” ― David Brin It seems hardly a week goes by without some news of a data breach or cyberattack, but …

GDPR Training in the UK and EU

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in May 2018 for companies in the UK, EU and throughout the world, is designed “to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens …
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