5 Ways To Uncover Sensitive, Unstructured Healthcare Data

About 80% of all data in healthcare — including sensitive, regulated patient data — is from unstructured sources. Unstructured health data is remarkably difficult to find, classify, map, and manage using traditional discovery and classification techniques and technologies. Even healthcare companies that put their efforts behind digital transformation by modernizing their health information technology systems, … Continued

How to Automate GDPR Article 30 (RoPA) Workflows

In 2021, Data Privacy has again become a hot topic of conversation within the organization – across several departments. That’s because data mismanagement has a long-lasting effect, as data breaches continue to tarnish the brand reputation and negatively impact consumer trust. The importance of data can’t be understated, as it’s ingrained into the DNA of … Continued

How Healthcare Interoperability Promotes Cohesive Data Collection

In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) — commonly called the Recovery Act — established new expectations for healthcare providers, clinicians, practitioners, hospitals, pharmacies, and vendors to electronically exchange data. The Act marked a shift from paper records to electronic health records (EHR), creating a need for healthcare information technology (HIT) systems to … Continued

A Comprehensive Guide to US Privacy Laws

The Landscape of U.S. Data Privacy Laws While data privacy is a catalyst for change, the United States has long had a patchwork of regulations that continually evolve on a state-by-state basis. Below is a rundown of current and emerging data privacy and protection regulations within the United States (U.S.). We have compared multiple states … Continued

The 2021 Global State of Privacy with IAPP’s Trevor Hughes

In BigIDeas on the Go, Trevor Hughes, President and CEO of IAPP, sits down with BigID to talk about the drivers behind data privacy, the growing ubiquity of privacy legislation, and how a sophisticated data privacy program can help organizations prepare for the years ahead — which are expected to be the most explosive in … Continued

VA Puts Privacy First | What Is CDPA?

The Commonwealth of Virginia has passed its own privacy law for Virginia consumers: the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) – inspired by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the proposed Washington Privacy Act. Virginia’s House and Senate legislatures approved the CDPA within a three week time period — and is now with the governor … Continued

The ROI of a Modern Privacy Program

For every $1 an organization invests in privacy spending, it receives an average $2.70 return on investment, according to a 2020 Cisco study that asked privacy professionals across various industries in 13 countries to estimate their privacy investments’ financial benefits. The same study finds that 47% of organizations report a return that more than doubles … Continued

Compliance: What Insurance Companies Need to Know

In an increasingly complex regulatory landscape, insurance companies face multiple — and often overlapping — privacy and security regulations. In this article, get an in-depth analysis of the newest, most up-to-date measures and regulatory trends that apply — or may soon apply — to insurers. These include the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), its amended … Continued

Why 57% of Financial Services Organizations Plan to Leverage Discovery for Data Rights

An exclusive report co-published by IAPP and BigID shows that an increasing number of organizations are investing in data rights management resources and strategic efforts — and financial services leads that charge. The report surveyed more than 475 privacy and IT professionals worldwide — with the second largest group representing the financial sector — on … Continued

Californians Vote Yes to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)

Californians voted yes on Proposition 24 — also known as the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA). While the CPRA, an amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), has been hotly contested and faced opposition from both businesses and privacy advocates, the passage of this legislation is a big step forward … Continued

The State of Data Rights: Actionable Research from the IAPP and BigID

Data rights are the heart of modern privacy regulations – and are driving companies to prioritize data transparency to their customers, consumers, and employees.  Regulations like the GDPR, CCPA, and LGPD increasingly mandate that individuals have the right to access, correct, restrict, or even delete the personal data that organizations collect on them.  And as … Continued

Brazil’s LGPD Goes Into Effect: What Companies Need to Know

For privacy officers who have had their hands full this summer with the July 1 enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), followed by the sudden invalidation of Privacy Shield a few weeks later, the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (Lei Geral de Protecao de Dados or LGPD) going into effect comes as a … Continued