I recently had the opportunity to author an article for CMSWire about taking an analytical approach to assessing risk.
With the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies with a significant European presence are required to take a risk-based approach to data protection. This means assessing how and why your employees currently work with sensitive data in your IT system on a daily basis and understanding where to limit risk.
Part of this approach also means identifying what the potential risks are for individuals if their data is lost or stolen, and putting proper controls in place to prevent such events. Other things to consider include:
- How will you provide notice to individuals about data collected by your company?
- Are you properly storing sensitive data according to compliance requirements?
- Who has access to sensitive data, and does anyone have inappropriate access?
Answering these questions and others in the full CMSWire article can help you craft a risk-based approach to data protection.
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