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Have Today’s Data Privacy Policies Made us a Society of Liars?

I recently had the opportunity to author an article for Help Net Security that provides organizations with a modernized approach to data privacy in order to facilitate more open, honest interactions with the public.

In a world where a click of a mouse or a swipe of a card provides organizations with an in-depth look into our most personal information, consumers must demand corporations take actions to foster (or regain) their trust. Further, they must become more aware of corporations that are accountable and transparent with how they collect sensitive data and what they do with it.

In the article, I discuss how organizations should evaluate and remediate their internal data privacy practices rather than looking to make adjustments to public behavior. This includes incorporating relevant technology to simply the identification of risks. Effective tools should be able to do the following:

  • Say it: After establishing information privacy policies to ensure sensitive or regulated content is classified, secured, and protected appropriately; be sure your selected tool scans enterprise content stored on web and cloud platforms against a wide range of U.S., international, and vertical-specific compliance regulations and guidelines.
  • Do it: Determine the severity of risk-defined business data with advanced risk calculators to help compliance personnel prioritize resolution.
  • Prove It: Prove policy compliance with ongoing monitoring, detailed reporting, and granular incident tracking.

To read more about how organizations can adjust their privacy policies and practices to address a more modern perception of data privacy, please visit Help Net Security.

Dana S.
Dana S.
Dana Louise Simberkoff is the Chief Risk, Privacy and Information Security Officer at AvePoint. She is responsible for AvePoint’s privacy, data protection, and security programs. She manages a global team of subject matter experts that provide executive level consulting, research, and analytical support on current and upcoming industry trends, technology, standards, best practices, concepts, and solutions for risk management and compliance. Ms. Simberkoff is responsible for maintaining relationships with executive management and multiple constituencies both internal and external to the corporation, providing guidance on product direction, technology enhancements, customer challenges, and market opportunities. Ms. Simberkoff has led speaking sessions at data privacy and security events around the globe. She was featured in Forbes, writes a monthly column for CMSWire, and was highlighted in the CSO Online list of “12 Amazing Women in Security”. She is a current member of the Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board and a past member of the Education Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Ms. Simberkoff holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. LinkedIn: Twitter:


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