Dan Blum is an internationally-recognized expert in security, privacy, cloud computing, identity management and works as Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole. He develops Security Architects Partners’ business partnerships, creates content and leads consulting engagements. Blum provides security workshops, assessments, architectures and custom consulting services for large enterprise customers covering multiple areas of expertise. Furthermore, he assists enterprises with many areas of security architecture, policy and strategy development. Dan Blum was honored in 2011 as Golden Quill Analyst at Gartner, and as a Privacy by Design Ambassador 2013. He authored 2 books, written for numerous publications and participated in standards groups such as CSA, ISACA, OASIS and others.
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The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), becoming effective May 25, 2018, will have a global impact not only on data privacy, but on the interaction between businesses and their customers and consumers. Organizations must not restrict their GDPR initiatives to technical changes in consent management or PII protection, but need to review how they onboard customers and consumers and how to convince these of giving consent, but also review the amount and purposes of PII they collect. The impact of GDPR on businesses will be far bigger than most currently expect. [...]