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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) set new and demanding compliance requirements for any organization involved in creating, handling and treating data. With fines of up to €20 million or 4 percent of the annual worldwide turnover of the organisation responsible for the data breach, we need to look in particular at who…

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Big problems require wide-scale collaboration and when problems daunt an entire industry, it behooves that industry to come together to solve them. That was the vision of eight electronics companies that, in 2004, saw the opportunity to “drive positive change and increase efficiency.” Those companies came together to create what is now known as the…

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The EU adopted the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May 2016. These regulations are of interest to anyone involved in creating, handling and treating data or to people whose data is held by others. This, when you come to think about it, is just about everyone these days. As someone who has been involved…

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I’m still digesting the content from the recent Sustainatopia conference in Boston, and I’m still following up with folks I met. Last week I started to tell you about my panel on building collaborative networks with Sarah Finnie Robinson, Matthew Gardner, Jim Hamilton, and Lisa Lillelund. We talked about some of the ways we’d tackle…

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“A gathering of the tribe,” Sustainatopia founder John Rosser might say when asked to describe the conference. And it’s true. The coming together of sustainability practitioners – some of whom have been practicing for decades, perhaps as environmentalists or EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) professionals, some fresh from graduate studies – makes for an event…

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My friend Joe Verrengia calls me the Match.com of the sustainability world, and I am very pleased by the epithet. It’s my core belief that ultimate sustainability – a transformed world that is indeed sustainable – by its very nature demands collaboration at the greatest scale. And toward that end, we must build and connect…

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Andy Warner is head of Corporate Services for RDC, an Arrow Company. This blog is a condensed version of his full-length paper, which we encourage you to read here. The average cost of a corporate data breach is now estimated to be $4 million. Many companies focus their concern on potential fines. However, the largest…

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Not all technology upgrades and replacements are voluntary. When organizations build entire systems around specific hardware – which is often the case – they create intrinsic risk. What if the systems they rely on break and the components needed to repair them no longer are available? It’s not so uncommon for well-designed applications to become…

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Sustainability leaders are known to quote Peter Drucker’s “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” though they may not know where the quote comes from. I’d add, “You can’t protect what you don’t know you have,” and “You can’t protect what you don’t control.” When it comes to protecting data, the environment and ultimately the…

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