Don’t Be the Next Data Breach Headline This Holiday Season

| Chad McDonald

The holiday shopping season is practically upon us, which means savvy consumers are getting ready for the best sales of the year. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones preparing to take advantage of the season. Learn about the serious threats posed by bad actors like Magecart groups, and what steps you can take now to be protected.

The Implications of a Phased Approach to UK’s SCA Payment Rules

| Mike O'Brien

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is opting for an 18-month phased implementation of the Secure Customer Authentication rules for ecommerce transactions, instead of an action date of Sept. 14. Eric Christensen of Digital River provides some context in this latest MCM CommerceChat podcast.

Gut Checking Your Fulfillment Center Against Global Data Regulations

| Don White

Ecommerce companies are thoroughly examining their operations for compliance issues. You must pay equal attention to the fulfillment center, especially if you’re tracking customer data there with different tools maintained separately from your ecommerce platform. These three gut checks will help you assess your data breach readiness.

Over 70% of U.S. Consumers Favor National Data Privacy Law

| MCM Staff

Nearly three-quarters of U.S. consumers favor a national data privacy law that applies to all 50 states equally, according to a new survey. Adults are most comfortable handing over their email address and birth date, and least comfortable handing giving up their address and phone number, the survey found.

USPS, Amazon Weather Bad Data Days as Peak Season Begins

| Mike O'Brien

Both the U.S. Postal Service and Amazon experienced data glitches that exposed customer information. The USPS may have exposed the personal data of more than 60 million customers, while Amazon told customers their names and email addresses were exposed due to a technical error on its ecommerce site.

Trick or Treat? Digital Scams Dressed Up as Irresistible Treats

| Daniela Forte

With the holidays coming up and 220.6 million online shoppers in the U.S. this year, it is an opportunity for “threat actors” to assault ecommerce sites by disguising scams as incentives. Here is a look what types of tricks scammers will use and what treats ecommerce sites can employ.

Over a Quarter of Organizations Worldwide Not Ready for GDPR Compliance

| Mike O'Brien

More than a quarter of organizations globally are not prepared to comply with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect May 25, according to a survey conducted by SAP Hybris. See what else the survey revealed about compliance efforts, or lack thereof, as the major directive impacts the use of customer data worldwide.

How Businesses Can Lay Golden Eggs: A Guide to Success

| Helen Cartwright

Starting a business is like giving birth to a child – you have to tend to it to have the best chance of success. Every entrepreneur starting their own business dreams of making it work, but what does it take? Here are tips to ensure success with your own business.