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Few companies believe they are fully compliant with the GDPR

According to the last IBM report only 36% of the leaders of large companies trust that they will be GDPR compliant by the 25th of May 2018. The report shows that most of the enterprises started to implement the EU Regulation too late and that they will not satisfy all mandatory requirements on time. At the same time, many companies intend to use the occasion of the entry into force of the Regulations to boost their data privacy and security systems.

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Airports to be prepared against cyber threats

A PA Consulting Group's research outlines how the growing request for "smart" airports, with fast internet and digital procedures, determines a crescent risk of cyberattacks against these structures. This study sheds some light on the tight relation between the expansion of IoT and the exposureto cyber threats.

The PA Consulting Group research is available here
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EU Commission pushes for EU digital single market

The European Commission has proposed a series of actions to be taken by the Member States to launch a digital single market by the end of the year. According to the Commission, free data and digital economy are crucial for EU growth and EU Member States are called to take action in this regard.

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Europol renewed efforts against cybercrime

Europol announced today the signature of a knowledge sharing partnership with the global security company BT. The necessity of partnerships between public authorities and business is pivotal to the fight against cybercrime. Europol and BT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) setting standards for the sharing of threat intelligence and for the exchange of information on emerging security and industry best practices.

The Europol's press released is available here
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Thailand looks forward to adopting a cryptocurrency regulation

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared its intention to regulate crypto-currencies and initial coin offerings by the end of June, Reuters reports. Meanwhile, a decree adopt-ed on Monday recognizes the SEC as the authority in charge of regulating digital assets. The decree requires sellers and operators of such assets to register with the SEC within 90 days.

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