Evolution of Data Privacy

The landscape of data privacy has greatly evolved in recent years, spurred on by ever-
changing legislation, greater focus on the Cloud, the need for greater security, and the
sudden upheaval caused by the global pandemic.

Data privacy is essential in ensuring that any information collected about you is stored
correctly, maintained, and monitored to prevent unauthorised access to personally
identifiable information. This data may include:

● Medical history or bio-metric data.
● Racial or ethnic origin.
● Data relating to sexual orientation.

This is more important than ever as the risks of ransomware attacks and data breaches
continue to increase – and organisations that fail to comply with data protection regulations
such as the European Union’s GDPR will incur large penalties.

These regulations differ greatly on a global tier – with many iterations of policies being
introduced constantly – from Brazil’s LGDP to California’s CCPA. To maintain compliance
with these variations, many businesses have sought to overlay numerous Privacy Enhancing
Technologies into their system.

Now, datasets continue to demand more functionality, as do these PETs, with techniques
such as data privacy requiring significant technical expertise and resources – leaving areas of
access vulnerable if not used correctly.

These datasets, as well as growing in size, have also grown in complexity – as many
businesses lack one centralised location in favour of a hybrid, or completely Cloud-based
approach as they attempt to scale correctly – an issue only made more complex as the
recent pandemic forced architectures to change as many workers moved to virtual home-
working environments.

From governing access to data, to ensuring that it is stored correctly and updated, the world
of data privacy has evolved to become more complex and varied than ever before. At eXate,
we aim to empower businesses to achieve universal compliance, while providing access to
governance controls to reach the full potential of collected insights.

To learn more about how we help streamline the approach to global data privacy, why not
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Lavanya Rathnam

Lavanya Rathnam is an experienced technology, finance, and compliance writer. She combines her keen understanding of regulatory frameworks and industry best practices with exemplary writing skills to communicate complex concepts of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) in clear and accessible language. Lavanya specializes in creating informative and engaging content that educates and empowers readers to make informed decisions. She also works with different companies in the Web 3.0, blockchain, fintech, and EV industries to assess their products’ compliance with evolving regulations and standards.

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