BY Greg Kopotic | 22 January 2021
Best practices to bolster data privacy practices & how data discovery can help.
Occurring annually on January 28, Data Privacy Day is a global effort hosted by the National Cybersecurity Alliance to raise awareness on the importance of privacy and the protection of personal information. As a testament to our commitment to the cause, Ground Labs has registered as an official Champion of Data Privacy Day, supporting the principle that all organizations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information.
This year’s Data Privacy Day theme encourages individuals to “Own Your Privacy” by learning more about how to protect the valuable data that is online, and encouraging businesses to “Respect Privacy,” which advocates for holding organizations responsible for keeping individuals’ personal information safe from unauthorized access and ensuring fair, relevant and legitimate data collection and processing.
“In recent years, we’ve seen the impact of more global awareness surrounding the abuse of consumer data, thanks to sweeping privacy measures like GDPR and CPRA,” said Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, NCSA. “And while legislative backing is key to reinforcing accountability for poor data privacy practices, one major goal of Data Privacy Day is to build awareness among businesses about the benefits of an ethical approach to data privacy measures separate from legal boundaries.”
The National Cyber Security Alliance has shared the following tips to help guide individuals and businesses to better data privacy practices, such as:
One of the first steps organizations should take in keeping personal information safe is to understand just where it resides. The growth of data is exponential, especially given the recent shift to remote business operations, and as a result, organizations may not have an accurate depiction of where all of its sensitive data resides. To get a better understanding of data collection, it’s critical for organizations to conduct a regular audit of data in possession, a process known as data discovery.
With Enterprise Recon by Ground Labs, organizations can find and remediate personal and sensitive information across the broadest range of structured and unstructured data, whether it’s stored on servers, employees’ devices or in the cloud. Enterprise Recon enables organizations worldwide to seamlessly discover all of their data and comply with GDPR, PCI DSS, CCPA, HIPAA, Australian Privacy and other data security standards that require the ability to locate and secure PII data as well as information on gender, ethnicity and health.
For more information on how your organization can get started with data discovery, please book a demo with one of our experts today.
Read more on Data Privacy Day 2021 by visiting https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/.
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