Data privacy policy just as important as the security measures protecting it

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Data privacy policy just as important as the security measures protecting it

By Aaron Melgar

A lot of emphasis has been placed on data security from hackers or ransomware, but the latest data governance regulations also set provisions around privacy and access to the data. The common misconception that data security and data privacy are synonymous is simply not the case, especially in the healthcare industry, where often times organizations don’t even know what data they’re collecting and the security or its impacts on a hospital’s risk profile.

The regulations and legal frameworks around data privacy aren’t intended to inhibit security technology innovation. Instead, organizations are encouraged to think about the individual use cases and data access requirements upfront before approaching technology solutions.

“One of the concepts under GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation] is privacy by design. So it’s saying that you have to think about privacy very similar to where we’ve always sat about security up front,” FitzPatrick said.

Rather than focusing on which security technology or cloud architecture will be most secure, FitzPatrick suggested it’s more important to think about the context of the data first before looking for a solution. Answering fundamental questions around why the data is needed, who needs to access it, and what is its risk profile is critical in understanding how to manage data securely and privately.

Learn more about data privacy and read full article here.

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Disclaimer:  This article is provided for informational purposes only. It’s not legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is created. Neither the author nor FTC Guardian, Inc. is endorsed by the Federal Trade Commission.

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