Thursday, 12 April 2018 16:35

Data Protection Laws and PIIs

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

 

Last week we discussed the overall concept of “Data Protection Laws,” which govern the handling and securing of specific data. While these laws are wide ranging, most of these laws reference Personally Identifiable Information (PII) This “refers to information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual.” (https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104256) For example, if you possess an individual’s first initial and last name and store it with their credit card number, bank account, SSN or driver’s license number, that becomes a PII.
At the Federal level, the United States doesn’t have any overarching and comprehensive data protection laws of the sort that most European nations do, but they do exist and primarily affect individual sectors, such as healthcare. Presently 48 states in the US have some laws requiring private or governmental entities to notify anyone whose data has been breached. In other words, if you possess personal data, you may have a regulatory responsibility to report the breach to both a government entity and the individual victim. Failure to do so may mean you’re in violation of these laws and subject to fines and penalties.
So what does this mean for a small business? You need to be aware of the likelihood that you are regulated by such laws and that you have some responsibility to show that you have taken reasonable measures and put in place procedures to maintain the security and integrity of outside data.
As a responsible business owner, you have an obligation to be aware of any applicable laws, keeping in mind that your client or prospect data may include PII from those in other states or countries. You also have an obligation to protect that data. Keeping up with the best practices for protecting your important data from hackers and data thieves is an important responsibility of every small business. Contact a Managed Service provider to learn how they can support your business with a complete cyber protection plan.
Read 104828 times
Jordon Darling - CISSP

Jordon is the President/CEO of  HITECH. He is a business minded security professional who has a passion for people and small business.  Some of his certifications include: CISSP, CSSA, MCPS, MCNPS, MS, SA

More in this category: « RANSOMEWARE PART 2

178026 comments

  • Comment Link Florian Wednesday, 20 November 2019 23:13 posted by Florian

    kegunaan cialis tadalafil [url=http://cialisle.com/]cialis[/url] tadalafil
    2.5mg cialis generic tadalafil hcl mekanisme kerja tadalafil http://cialisle.com/ tadalafil mass spectrum

  • Comment Link Zehinjew Wednesday, 20 November 2019 23:12 posted by Zehinjew

    viagra cost with insurance tag search
    http://viagforsale.com - generic viagra online fast delivery
    viagra 1 dollar 99 cents special offer
    generic viagra online uk
    - fake viagra topills
    discount viagra from canada

  • Comment Link ZehinGoN Wednesday, 20 November 2019 23:10 posted by ZehinGoN

    viagra 10mg or 20mg forum rules
    http://viagforsale.com - generic viagra in us pharmacies
    viagra levitra viagra vs vs
    viagra generic vs brand
    - ed problems
    buy viagra online msn messenger

  • Comment Link ZehinFax Wednesday, 20 November 2019 23:10 posted by ZehinFax

    viagra from canada
    http://viagforsale.com - generic viagra mexico
    viagra from canada
    where to get generic viagra
    - viagra generic cheapest
    order generic viagra pills online

  • Comment Link ZesseAnage Wednesday, 20 November 2019 23:10 posted by ZesseAnage

    combining viagra and viagra
    http://viagrawithoutdoctorbest.com - generic viagra professional
    viagra 10 mg 4 tablet register
    generic viagra canada pharmacy
    - buy viagra in the uk
    vente de viagra

  • Comment Link ZehinGoN Wednesday, 20 November 2019 23:10 posted by ZehinGoN

    acheter viagra
    http://viagforsale.com - where to order generic viagra
    viagra palpitations
    ordering generic viagra online
    - viagra from canada free samples donate
    viagra 20mg review you cannot post new topics in this forum

  • Comment Link Zesseedire Wednesday, 20 November 2019 23:07 posted by Zesseedire

    viagra eli lilly prescription
    http://viagrawithoutdoctorbest.com - viagra for sale
    comments reply powered by drupal viagra
    buy generic viagra online overnight
    - viagra and viagra
    viagra 5 mg

  • Comment Link ZehinGoN Wednesday, 20 November 2019 23:06 posted by ZehinGoN

    viagra coupon free trial quick links
    http://viagforsale.com - buy cheap viagra online
    cheap viagra tadfil viagra
    buy cheap viagra online
    - viagra 10mg or 20mg profile
    viagra fda approval bph

  • Comment Link Zehinjew Wednesday, 20 November 2019 23:06 posted by Zehinjew

    vente de viagra
    http://viagforsale.com - generic viagra kamagra
    should i take viagra before or after i eat
    is it safe to buy generic viagra online
    - viagra canadian pharmacy online moderators
    viagra trackback url for this

  • Comment Link ZehinFax Wednesday, 20 November 2019 23:05 posted by ZehinFax

    viagra coupons for walgreens report
    http://viagforsale.com - viagra 100mg price
    danger online purchasing viagra
    generic viagra buy
    - online female viagra
    viagra real

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.