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Insider threats, data privacy are overlooked by businesses

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"There is more to data privacy than getting hacked.

Data privacy is all about how a company gathers and protects data. Fortunately, there is more than one line of defence, according to a recent joint study done by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Bloomberg BNA, a source for legal, regulatory business information.

The Assessing and Mitigating Privacy Risk Starts at the Top study concluded that companies of all sizes are looking at data privacy as an issue of concern. It polled 347 internal privacy professionals on a number of issues, asking them to rate risks on a scale of 1 (no worry) to 5 (very concerned). They were also asked to identify the size of their companies.

‘There is a lag in how companies are approaching their data privacy and data security programmes,’ noted Brian Kudowitz, commercial product director for privacy and data security at Bloomberg BNA. Firms that deal with financial services, retail, healthcare and hospitality are more aware of these issues. ‘Other companies are still catching up,’ Kudowitz said.”

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