5 Reasons Why Personal Data Protection Needs Identity

Data protection tools function with virtually no context of whose data they presumably protect. Discovery and protection of sensitive, confidential and regulated data has been at the top of almost every CISO’s to do list for the past 10 years. In response, the IT security industry has developed a range of solutions to help discover … Continued

Privacy Babel: Making Sense of Global Privacy Regulations

In the world of data privacy, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation has grabbed all the headlines. As much of a landmark piece of legislation the EU GDPR is for any company or organization that stores or processes EU citizen data, it’s by no means the only one that global organizations must now navigate. … Continued

Identifying Identity Data: Will You Know It If You See It?

What might have been in the past a clear and binary answer to the question of what constitutes personally identifiable information (PII) will soon become more complex and intricate. Certainly, a data set that explicitly identifies a specific individual and relates their personal details remains definitively PII. However, the definition of what could or might … Continued

How Minimizing Data Can Minimize Risk

According to a recent survey published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, some three-quarters of IT and infosecurity professionals ranked data minimization as the most important privacy functions in mitigating the risk of a data breach. This raises two important questions: what is data minimization and why does it help privacy and information security … Continued