With the increasing use of technology and businesses starting to collect more personal data, there has been a growing concern for data privacy. Countries worldwide are increasingly acknowledging the need for data privacy within the general framework of human rights. More than 120 countries have data privacy regulations in place, and most countries have drafted their laws based on the framework set up by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Privacy is a fundamental human right in GDPR.
One may ask why businesses need to consider data privacy as a fundamental human right and safeguard it, especially when purely monetary concerns govern them. The short answer to this question is straightforward, i.e., businesses need to realize that the protection of their customers’ data privacy is within their commercial interests.
In today’s digitally connected world, organizations want to project themselves as socially responsible companies in the global market to attract investors and other business partners. As a growing number of organizations are becoming targets of public shaming due to data breaches and other human rights violations, organizations increasingly focus on selecting only those business partners that adhere to human rights standards, including data privacy principles, and operate ethically in the global market.
Moreover, increased consumer awareness of data privacy as a fundamental human right has resulted in greater scrutinization of an organization’s data security practices. This awareness forces organizations to satisfy their consumers’ needs by ensuring their personal data remains secure.
In light of this, the PrivacyOps approach helps organizations fulfill legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements of personal data protection according to available modern technology. This approach ultimately enables organizations to adopt appropriate security controls and respect an individual’s right to data privacy.
The PrivacyOps by Securiti is an introductory course on global privacy requirements and PrivacyOps methodology and how to use PrivacyOps technology to meet these requirements.
PrivacyOps refers to the combination of philosophies, practices, automation, and orchestration that increases an organization’s ability to comply with a myriad of global privacy regulations reliably and quickly. It evolves an organization from traditionally manual methods across various functional silos to full automation in a cross-functional collaborative framework. Its reliability and responsiveness to data subjects enhance an organization’s trust equity and make it more trustworthy with personal data handling.