What is Data Protection? And how to use it?

What is Data Protection? And how to use it?

Data Protection

Here is a general mistake, which is huge, most companies make— keep their sensitive information, including personal data about their employees, in a file. This file can make or break their company’s reputation. 

It includes names, numbers, credit cards, account data, and social security numbers for staff and customers. 

Imagine your company without this file!  A nightmare, right?

Imagine this file has fallen into the hands of scammers or hackers, or whatever you name them. Oh, that’s so bad.

So, let’s talk more about data protection. 

Do you know the most dangerous vulnerabilities in your company’s cybersecurity?

Not just hacking links loaded with malicious malware. The weakest links are your employees, who are most likely to let these harmful programs deployed throughout your network. 

That’s why data protection is so important.

But first, let’s define what is considered data protection.

Also read about : Data Breaches

Data protection is a practice to safeguard your company’s information from loss, steal, comprise, and corruption. 

That means any activity or process you establish to protect your company’s data and secure the privacy of your information through a set of strategies is considered data protection. 

These practices should be put in the right place to guarantee the integrity of your company, which means running a sustainable business. 

Sometimes, it’s called data security.

Regardless of the term, your company needs to have a robust data protection strategy. This strategy should be clear for everyone in the organization, not just the IT department, to set a foundation for interacting with anonymous messages, malicious emails, and so on.

Besides this, all software engineers should understand how to collect and handle sensitive data. The company also needs to offer updated training for technical professionals on how to use the best tools and apps to store sensitive data. 

A successful strategy will help your company stay safe and sound, preventing any potential threats of loss, corruption, leaks, or theft. Not just that, it should include plan B in case any damage happens due to a breach or a disaster. 

Now, after we understand the scenarios you might face if you don’t have a system or a strategy for data protection, we need to know how to implement one.

  • Know where all company’s data is stored

The most important part when handling your setting your data protection strategy is to inventory all devices connected to the network to find out where sensitive information is stored.

  • Conduct a risk assessment

Find out what could go wrong with your personal information, as if it got stolen or lost, and evaluate how likely and serious that is. Frequently assess the vulnerability of each account and connection to define areas that might let viruses get into your systems. 

  • Know the lifecycle of the sensitive information 

Be aware of who sends sensitive information, how your company deal with the personal information of your customers and clients, and what kind of information you gather about your customers. 

  • Be Logic About Data You Collect From Your Customers

As long as you have a legitimate business, keep your customer’s information in a highly-protected system. If you don’t, simply don’t gather this information from the beginning.

Remember, as you collect and store data, protecting this data is your responsibility.


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The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email

  • Within 7 business days

We will notify the users via in-site notification

  • Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law.

This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

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