Don’t Let 2023 Privacy Law Changes Take You by Surprise

By |2023-01-04T17:32:11-05:00January 4th, 2023|Data Compliance, Privacy|

The wave of privacy regulations continues to gain momentum, with five states enacting new laws this coming year. The 2023 privacy law changes will affect the data operations of thousands of organizations. And business owners should expect even more changes to come. Solid, adaptable data governance will help companies maintain compliance. California 2023 Privacy Law Changes The California Privacy Rights Act takes effect on January 1. It replaces California’s original privacy law, the CCPA, and grants additional rights to Californians. CCPA granted consumers the right to a privacy notice, the right to delete their data and the right to opt

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Compliance Program for Microsoft Cloud Offers Personalized Services to Address Compliance Risk

By |2022-11-01T10:40:40-04:00October 19th, 2022|Data Compliance, Microsoft 365|

Cloud migration offers a host of benefits for organizations, particularly in an increasingly mobile landscape. However, the hybrid cloud environment brings added compliance risk. Previously, Microsoft offered a compliance program just for the financial services industry. In the past year, they expanded the Compliance Program for Microsoft Cloud to help customers in all industries. The Compliance Program offers personalized, subscription-based regulatory guidance for customers across the spectrum. This includes assistance with navigating the complexity involved in onboarding to any Microsoft Cloud. It also includes ongoing expert advice and community connections to assist with maintaining compliance and addressing cloud security. The

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6 Tips to Get Started with Compliance in Microsoft 365

By |2022-11-01T10:43:19-04:00October 10th, 2022|Data Compliance, Microsoft 365|

Microsoft provides a host of tools for managing risks, governing sensitive data, and maintaining regulatory compliance. When properly set up, the Microsoft Purview compliance portal provides powerful insights and solutions. The tips in this article will help your organization get the most out of and get started with compliance in Microsoft 365. 1. Know Your Starting Point To outline a roadmap for achieving compliance, you first need to determine the current state of compliance in the organization. Conducting a proactive compliance audit can provide a starting point by highlighting risks and identifying areas for improvement. Additionally, the Microsoft Purview Compliance

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Optimizing Governance, Risk and Compliance in Microsoft 365

By |2022-11-08T10:32:59-05:00September 28th, 2022|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management, Microsoft 365|

Compliance has become a hot topic in recent years, as regulations govern many aspects of the workplace. To remain competitive, organizations must improve their compliance posture, and Microsoft offers robust tools to support that process. Forward-thinking companies make it a priority to optimize the capabilities around governance, risk and compliance in Microsoft 365. Compliance and Security Compliance refers to the laws and industry regulations a company must follow. Regulations such as HIPAA and PCI DSS define the types of data companies must protect. They also mandate processes such as data retention and disclosure of certain security events. Data security, on

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Increase Data Visibility with Microsoft 365 Data Governance Tools

By |2022-10-11T10:33:36-04:00September 7th, 2022|Data Compliance, eDiscovery, Microsoft 365|

Organizations depend on data to drive business strategy. However, to make informed decisions, data users need the ability to find and access the right information. Additionally, administrators require detailed understanding of sensitive data throughout the organization. Improved data visibility with Microsoft 365 Purview automates the process of classifying and discovering data. By combining the features of Azure Purview and Microsoft 365 Compliance, the new Microsoft Purview provides powerful tools for information governance. No matter where your data lives, Purview delivers the tools to find and protect that data, achieve compliance and capitalize on valuable data assets. Classify Data for Sensitivity

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Microsoft 365 Information Governance Evolves with Unified Compliance and Data Governance Solution

By |2022-09-28T12:08:09-04:00August 17th, 2022|Cyber-Security, Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management, Microsoft 365|

This April, “to meet the challenges of today’s decentralized, data-rich workplace” Microsoft brought its existing collection of Microsoft 365 information governance and compliance solutions together under a new umbrella. The new Microsoft Purview brand combines the capabilities of the Microsoft 365 Compliance portfolio and the former Azure Purview. Purview delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help organizations govern, protect, and manage all their data wherever it resides. It’s a great step forward for Microsoft in providing a unified data governance and risk management solution for Microsoft 365. The new Microsoft Purview: Provides visibility into data assets across locations, devices, and apps Enables easy

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Electronic Communications Policy Review Improves Compliance and Reduces Risk

By |2022-08-11T05:51:51-04:00August 10th, 2022|Data Compliance, Email Policy|

Advances in communication drive collaboration and efficiency. Teams work together easily over distance, moving seamlessly among email, virtual meetings, and messaging. However, the unstructured data generated in that communication can prove a significant liability without effective data governance. A comprehensive electronic communications policy helps reduce risk. For instance, regulations like HIPAA, CCPA and numerous financial privacy laws strictly govern the handling of sensitive data. An organization that allows improper sharing of personal data can incur stiff penalties. Likewise, during the process of litigation, companies may be required to compile relevant electronic data as evidence. Organizations need to determine what data

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Why Data Compliance Monitoring is Essential to Manage Risk

By |2022-08-22T10:33:28-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Data Compliance, Microsoft 365, Technology|

Highly regulated industries such as healthcare and finance need to know where sensitive data resides and how it is used and shared. However, that data can live almost anywhere in the organization. Automated data compliance monitoring gives companies the visibility and control that they need to both ensure compliance and improve security. Unstructured Data Poses Significant Risk Much of an organization’s most dangerous digital property hides in unstructured data. This includes data sprinkled in formats such as emails, instant messages, PDF files, and videos. Experts estimate that unstructured data currently makes up about 80 percent of enterprise data. That massive

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Compliance Technology Eases Growing Cyber Security and Compliance Challenges

By |2022-08-11T06:01:01-04:00July 20th, 2022|Cyber-Security, Data Compliance, Technology|

In reaction to an evolving digital landscape and demands from consumers, experts predict millions of new regulations in the next decade. Maintaining and demonstrating compliance with multiple regulatory frameworks can prove costly and overwhelmingly complicated. Fortunately, modern compliance technology can significantly ease the burden of ensuring regulatory compliance. Non-compliance can bring significant consequences, including stiff fines and loss of reputation and business. However, staying on top of a constantly evolving regulatory environment can quickly exhaust time and resources. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and Microsoft Purview free up internal resources to focus on core business goals. Increasing Compliance

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