Online Translation Tools and Data Breaches

Is Your Team Violating Data Compliance Laws?

Data leakage and lack of information are two critical issues that can harm businesses. Nonetheless, due to the ever-growing global marketing and communication needs, the temptation to use the fast and free online translation tools are rising.

Apart from the apparent dangers that these tools pose to businesses such as miscommunication, loss of business, and cultural insults, there is critical important threat that many enterprises often fail to recognize. 

Whenever an employee uses a free online translation tool, they may cause massive data privacy breaches by making the consumer data searchable. Data breaches as such mainly happen due to employee negligence looking for quick machine translation, and it can often put millions of customers’ sensitive data at exposed on the internet.

Companies thus struggle to find the right balance between enabling business and securing information. Without the capability of translating software, potentially hundreds, if not thousands, of employees could turn to free translation tools to get their content translated in turn making the content available online.

Since the new European Union law in existence with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies have been receiving heavy fines when found guilty of data breaches.

GDPR provides citizens with the right to ask businesses to keep their information secure. This means that they have some kind of authority to prevent criminals from stealing any kind of personal information.

When organizations use online translation tools to translate customer information, they are literally serving the information to criminals in a silver platter. Thus, whenever using an online translator, organizations have to be wary about the type of information being disclosed and whether they are in compliance with GDPR or not.

Learn if your team is violating the data compliance law with online translation tools.

Generally speaking, even professional human translators require the distribution of source content across translators and editors in order to perform specific tasks. Basically, there are two ways in which confidential information is leaked.

First, the information is stolen ‘in transit’. This means, when data is transferred over unsecured servers such as public Wi-Fi hotspot or cloud servers, there occurs data leaks which are clear indications of lax oversight.

Secondly, data can be leaked when using online machine translation tools as mentioned earlier. The data translated online can be found by anyone who conducts an Internet search.

To sum up, completely discarding the use of Machine Translation tools is never the only option to overcome data breach issues. The solution is to use an on-premise NMT to secure the information that is being translated and to mask the sensitive data with tool like the AnonymizerTM.

With secure and Ai-powered tools like these, your company not only avoids any traces in the open internet, but you will also save money and help build assets for reuse. Furthermore, the AnonymizerTM mechanism works in compliance with GDPR and aids your data stay secure within the corporate network. *

It’s time you start using it to avoid data leaks, and more importantly to stay away from heavy GDPR fines.

*Anonymization cannot guarantee GDPR compliance. However, this technique can help lessen the risk of violations before personal data needs to be transferred outside of the European Union.

To learn more, contact us via email Anonymizer or visit NMT

Innovation & Security for Critical Manufacturing: MANUSEC Summit in Munich, we’ll be there!

To start off 2018 right, we are participating in our first event of the year: The MANUSEC 2018 as an official sponsor.

The two-day event will take place on February 7th8th 2018 in Munich and will mainly focus on the innovations and advancements being made in Cyber Security for the manufacturing industry.

We therefore invite you to join us and attend our speaker session on February 7th at 11:50 AM UTC+1: “Keep your translated data safe by using a secure and tailored solution based on the latest AI innovations”

Our account manager Loïc RENE, in charge of the manufacturing and automotive industry will be your main contact there. Please feel free to get in touch with him before or during the event to arrange a meeting onsite.

We cannot wait to meet you there! Benefit from 25% off with the code SYSTRAN25 at online registration.

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The Top Security Threats Exposed in the First Half of 2016

Heading into 2016 there has been an increased awareness of the threat of possible data breaches and IT security threats worldwide. Following a challenging 2015 that was characterized by multiple large retailers experiencing massive data breaches as well as federal security threats, it is thought that more than 16,000 cyber attacks will be attempted in 2016. The Federal Government recently released the 2016 Data Threat Report which collated data from IT experts and government entities to discuss and ranks the biggest security threats. The study found that 90 percent of those surveyed believed their organizationwas vulnerable to a data breach. Of that 90 percent, 61 percent experienced a data breach including 1 in 5 within the past year. That is a startlingly high assessment for the experts charged with keeping the nation’s data secure. We took a look at the top security threats exposed early in 2016 to help your company identify arising security challenges, possibly within your own organization. Here is what we found:

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Is Your Team Violating Data Compliance Laws with Online Translation Tools?

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It happens all too often: employees unknowingly put their company at risk of a security breach by putting confidential information where it doesn’t belong.

In 2015, The Open Security Foundation estimates that there were 1,472 incidents involving the theft or exposure of personal, confidential or proprietary data in the United States alone. Many of these incidents involved the leak of personally identifiable information, including names, birth dates, email addresses, social security numbers, bank account information, home addresses, employment records and even income data. Millions of customers, patients and employees have been affected by these leaks.

Despite IT’s diligence in protecting data, many times employees are the ones putting the data at risk. According to a study released by the Identity Theft Resource Center, approximately 15 percent of data breaches in 2015 were caused by employee error or negligence.

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FIC 2016: SYSTRAN to Present Powerful Language Technologies That Preserve Data Security

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SYSTRAN will be present at the International Cybersecurity Forum in Lille as a silver sponsor.

The International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) is a platform aiming to promote a Pan-European vision of cybersecurity and strengthen the fight against cybercrime. Jointly organized by the Department of the National Gendarmerie, CEIS and EuraTechnologies, and co-financed by the Regional Council of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the FIC will take place in Lille on 25-26 January 2016.

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