The public sector deals with a treasure trove of sensitive data, from social security numbers to payment information. Hackers know this and have increasingly turned their focus to local and state government agencies. Consequently, these organizations must implement data compliance best practices to safeguard personally identifiable information (PII) and avoid stiff penalties. For example, in 2016, dozens of Los Angeles County employees gave in to a phishing attack. As a result, hackers gained access to the personal data of nearly 800,000 people. Attackers can then sell personal information or use stolen credentials to access government systems or disrupt critical services.
Technology has kept businesses afloat over the past year. However, moving millions of employees to work from home comes on the heels of a growing global focus on data privacy. Consequently, organizations already scrambling to meet regulations now face the dilemma of supporting both privacy compliance and remote work. Consider several typical scenarios. Employees work on personal devices more than ever before, devices that may lack up-to-date security measures and secure Wi-Fi. Medical professionals conduct patient visits over video. Roommates and families share home networks and office space. Employees and organizations alike must take responsibility for privacy compliance and data
Recently, we reported on the outlook for state and federal data privacy regulations. The changing regulatory landscape we find affects the retail industry directly in several ways. Often caught in the middle, merchants scramble to comply with changing data privacy laws while striving to build customer trust and maintain a competitive edge. The digital revolution that empowers consumers with many shopping choices has fundamentally changed the retail business model. In response to changing consumer attitudes, retail industry leaders now seek a federal privacy framework to bring order and predictability to the evolving patchwork of state data privacy laws. Proposed Data
The challenges of 2020 have required organizations to adjust their focus moving forward. Millions of workers have switched to remote work, a trend likely to continue long-term. At the same time, the expansion of data privacy regulations in an era of big data creates additional challenges. The data governance best practices listed below can help you stay on top. Data governance incorporates the processes and rules that guide the use of information, thus helping to ensure that users have access to quality data. Some benefits of data governance include increased productivity, reduced risk and simplified regulatory compliance. 1. Structure Data
The dawn of 2020 brought more than winter weather and New Year’s resolutions. Retailers must now demonstrate compliance with information privacy laws in the US, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and, soon, New York’s SHIELD law. With strict customer privacy laws, retail information governance to achieve privacy law compliance takes on a key strategic role. For instance, CCPA mandates that businesses provide consumers control over their private information. That is, consumers can request disclosure of all personal data regarding themselves and their households. They can opt out of the sale of that data, and they can request
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. This landmark law has implications far beyond California and represents a significant shift in attitudes about data privacy regulation in the United States. Thus, taking a proactive approach to CCPA compliance will prepare your business to thrive in the evolving data compliance landscape. What is the CCPA? In 2018, California passed a sweeping data privacy act based on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This Consumer Privacy Act requires compliance by all businesses that collect data related to California residents, have annual gross revenues of