Survey Identifies Top Information Governance Compliance Challenges for Privacy Professionals

    Jul 12, 2016

    Big data analytics is the technology that will most significantly change the way privacy is regulated in the coming years, according to a recently released survey conducted by Baker & McKenzie LLP at the 2016 International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Symposium in Toronto in May. “Since Big Data Analytics relies on the collection and use of huge amounts of information about individuals, and given that it becomes more and more difficult to fully anonymize personal information the more detailed it is, there is certainly a strong connection between privacy compliance and Big Data Analytics,” noted the authors of the survey.

    The survey also probed symposium participants on the areas of information governance compliance, other than data privacy, that will have the most impact on their ability to carry out their job responsibilities. According to the survey, the top areas are cybersecurity and data security, followed by data breach compliance, records management, data subject access, lawful access, and e-discovery. “Data Breach Compliance, which involves notifying privacy regulators and affected individuals after a data breach, is closely linked to cybersecurity and data security, so it is unsurprising to see this area of information governance rank next most important,” the authors concluded.

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