Five steps to integrating privacy protection into IT transformations
A Path to Making Privacy Count
Five steps to integrating privacy protection into IT transformations.
The technology revolution has enabled organisations across all sectors to electronically collect and store reams of personal information. But as business demands often outpace integrated IT solutions, managing the security and privacy of that information often occurs over a patchwork of existing and legacy systems.
Common characteristics of IT environments can include:
- Regulatory pressures and high-risk operations
- No single view of user activities
- Duplication, inefficiency and non-compliance
- A high cost of controls operating model
- Limited means to assess and report privacy or security posture
- Complex compliance requirements
- Reactive risk mitigation strategy and perpetual remediation
To address these challenges, as well as other increasing demands on enterprise systems, many organisations are undertaking large-scale IT transformations. IT transformation projects often centre on information security:
- Identify the real risks
- Protect the information that matters most
- Optimise for business performance
- Sustain an enterprise programme
Privacy cannot be a secondary consideration. It needs to be included as a fundamental part of any IT transformation. By effectively managing the risk that privacy issues can pose, organisations can generate additional value and improve performance by safeguarding their reputations and their brands.