Three Ways To Prepare For The IT Impact Of New Privacy Laws - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Infrastructure
Commentary
4/27/2005
11:19 AM
Commentary
Commentary
Commentary
50%
50%

Three Ways To Prepare For The IT Impact Of New Privacy Laws

In the wake of numerous high-profile customer-data breaches, companies that haven't previously been subject to information security and privacy regulation should expect new regulations to mirror elements from existing laws. For businesses that want to start planning now, there's no need to wait for implementation instructions on how to secure consumer data.

As new privacy legislation looms, IT leaders may be better equipped than they realize to meet the challenge. How about the rest of the company?

Many U.S. companies almost certainly face new regulation in the wake of recent privacy breaches--ChoicePoint, Polo Ralph Lauren, and LexisNexis, among others. Pending federal and state legislative proposals demand that companies tighten security around consumers' personal data and notify consumers of privacy breach incidents.

Already, companies must notify California residents of privacy breaches, and federally regulated financial institutions are required to implement customer notification programs "as soon as possible."

Meeting these compliance challenges requires new levels of coordination and accountability across the enterprise. Companies with substantial consumer-data assets that haven't yet implemented privacy-incident response-and-notification programs should start now.

How can a company plan for laws that don't yet exist? Here are three steps a company can take to prepare for what lies ahead.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Previous
1 of 4
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
News
COVID-19: Using Data to Map Infections, Hospital Beds, and More
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  3/25/2020
Commentary
Enterprise Guide to Robotic Process Automation
Cathleen Gagne, Managing Editor, InformationWeek,  3/23/2020
Slideshows
How Startup Innovation Can Help Enterprises Face COVID-19
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  3/24/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Video
Current Issue
IT Careers: Tech Drives Constant Change
Advances in information technology and management concepts mean that IT professionals must update their skill sets, even their career goals on an almost yearly basis. In this IT Trend Report, experts share advice on how IT pros can keep up with this every-changing job market. Read it today!
Slideshows
Flash Poll