The following is an excerpt from Updating your data protection strategy, a free industry guide that looks at new data protection regulations in places like Europe, America, and Australia, and how to protect against the number one cause of data breaches.
The rate at which businesses capture our data has outrun governments’ ability to regulate it. Until now. There have been huge changes to global data privacy laws in recent years which have changed how businesses’ can legally collect, store, and share our personal information. Corporations like Yahoo! and Uber who have been victims of mass data leaks are proof that even the biggest players in the game will have to do things differently. So, what needs to change?
Worried about data breaches in 2020? You should be.
Living in a world where information is at our fingertips allows us all kinds of opportunities to connect. But, it also makes it easy for data breaches to happen with just one click. Think about it this way; how often have you sent an email with an attachment to the wrong person? We have all done it (or, at least heard of someone who has). Every time it happens you risk leaking sensitive information.
So, how confident are you that you won’t accidentally send an email to the wrong person? Or that you won’t attach the wrong document to an email?
Nearly a quarter of all breaches in 2019 involved human error according to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report. In other words, mistakes, like sending an email to the wrong person or forgetting to remove hidden metadata, was a leading cause of leaks.
A main focus of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is ‘Privacy by Design and Default’, which is the concept of implementing appropriate preventative measures rather than focusing on damage limitation and penalties following a data breach.
Preventing accidental data disclosure by email should be one of your top security concerns for 2020. Otherwise, your company may end up in a serious financial crisis. Read on to learn about the new regulations and a simple solution to make sure your workplace is protected – the smart way.
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