2018 saw a continuation of major data breaches in organisations, such as Marriot and Facebook. In honour of International Data Privacy Day (28 January), which brings heightened awareness and education around the importance of recognising and managing data privacy issues, and to help professionals navigate and stay in compliance with data privacy regulations, ISACA, in partnership with ACL, has released a new complimentary white paper, Enforcing Data Privacy in the Digital World.
Enforcing Data Privacy in the Digital World
The white paper arms enterprises with knowledge about privacy and security controls in the data life cycle, the evolution of global data privacy laws, and the impact of incorrect and/or missing data privacy controls. Enforcing Data Privacy in the Digital World then provides professionals with information to act on, including top data compliance challenges and solutions, tips for building a strong data governance program and an approach to manage enterprise data life cycle compliance needs.
The white paper also outlines several ways that enterprises can mitigate risk, including:
- Conduct a privacy impact assessment (PIA) to identify technology, process or people, that currently use data files.
- Assess the latest frameworks, standards, and industry best practices to implement a strong governance framework, such as COBIT 2019.
- Implement IT governance best practices to ensure proper access and stop personal and sensitive data from being accessed by unauthorised individuals.