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.