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Data Privacy eBook - How to Create a Data Privacy Program
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How to Create a Data Privacy Program

Cyber attacks have doubled over the past two years, and they continue to be on the rise. This has caused an interesting evolution in legal roles. Gone are the days where IT was the only department that needed to worry about data privacy issues. Executives often expect legal teams to spearhead these security processes in tandem with other departments.

The time to develop a data privacy program is now. But where do you start? 

There are many things to get right when planning, creating, and implementing an effective program. We’ve created a new eBook - in collaboration with BreachRX - that helps you do just that. The 4 Things to Get Right When Operationalizing a Data Privacy Plan walks you through key places to start, where to focus your time and energy, and best practices from industry experts. Here’s a sneak peek.

Assemble Your Team

Deciding which teams and stakeholders are your “privacy champions” is a crucial step that will set a strong foundation for the rest of your plans. Even more crucial is identifying the data in question that you are trying to protect, be it customer data, internal company data, or something else entirely. 

Have a Dress Rehearsal

Practice may not make “perfect” in the case of data privacy, but it will help minimize risk. Activities like tabletop exercises allow all the benefits of a safe space for disaster scenario role play and none of the real-world consequences. Think of it as the (slightly) more stressful version of playing make-believe games when you were a kid.

Be Proactive

Oscar Award-Winning Actress Octavia Spencer says, “The way to bring about change is to be proactive and active.” One of the many proactive actions you can take is integrating a contract lifecycle management tool. This allows you to access all of your data securely and quickly-especially in times of crisis.

A data breach is not a question of “if” but “when.” What are you waiting for? If you want to learn how to strategically protect your company data, download the full guide today.

Christina Sullivan is a Content Marketing Manager at LinkSquares.