At least five new “rights-based” data privacy regulations, including the California Privacy Rights Act, will become enforceable in the United States this year (CPRA). The fact that these new rules grant people a range of rights, such as access to a copy of their personal data kept by companies and the right to have it updated or erased, distinguishes them from more traditional data protection laws and reflects the evolving data protection landscape.
At the state level, 50 proposals based on rights-based privacy continue to be developed and are up for consideration in the 2022 legislative session. Lawmakers are still debating the specifics of a proposed national privacy bill.
Companies will need to improve their data protection systems as more data privacy rules take effect. Adding data privacy and compliance systems is now an IT priority, according to 79 percent of firms, who also acknowledge that data privacy is a competitive differentiator, according to a survey by Forrester Consulting.
Finding the ideal data security solution is necessary to provide the high levels of data protection required to satisfy compliance requirements and customer requests. Nonetheless, the search can be challenging due to a large number of options. There are several fundamental aspects to take into account while evaluating the possibilities, even though each organization will have different needs for its data protection solution.
From what are you defending?
You are safeguarding data, but what kind of data? Is it all data or just private information about individuals (PII)? Are data privacy, data confidentiality, data discovery, or data lifecycle management a source of concern? Generally speaking, your data protection system should be able to carry out simple activities like:
- the capacity to find and safeguard both structured and unstructured data throughout your entire network, including cloud, mobile, and IoT.
- Sort data according to its sensitivity and location.
- To operationalize the data, understand its context.
- Control data access, storage, and deletion
What do you want the remedy to accomplish?
While some data protection systems are created to preserve data in hybrid cloud architectures, others are backup and recovery specialists. Others guarantee you are always compliant with industry and government rules. Make sure the solutions you are comparing are designed to carry out the precise duties you require. Do you need to look into software that delivers edge security if your main goal is a data loss solution?
Understand your current infrastructure.
To prevent any potential flaws or problems with apps interacting with one another, the data protection solution should function seamlessly with your current architecture. Understanding your current system will help you avoid having to repeat work. The caveat is that you might want to explore the new choice if it is an upgrade or makes the system as a whole run more efficiently. Overall though, if the task at hand is functioning properly, build upon it rather than on top of it.
Consider the future.
When your company grows, your data protection solution should grow with it. Think about options that are highly scalable so they can expand as the business does. Any software or cybersecurity solution should take both short-term and long-term objectives into account, but data protection solutions in particular should be able to address current data privacy, compliance, and confidentiality issues as well as expand to address the most recent laws as they are implemented.
Find, safeguard, and conform.
Secure sensitive data with a solution that can be adjusted to your organization’s requirements. You need the freedom to select solutions that support your security and privacy goals when your job is to secure sensitive data.
It might be expensive for your company if you don’t know where critical client financial data is stored and don’t take the appropriate security measures.
Are you prepared to begin?
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