Data Security and Privacy Regulations
Hackers can target companies of any size and steal sensitive information, causing serious damage to both the organization and its users. More and more countries are enacting regulations to protect user data privacy. Companies of all sizes are prioritizing security measures that protect their businesses and ensure they are meeting all applicable regulations to reduce the risk of legal struggles.
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The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a United States law that requires organizations to address concerns about children’s access to inappropriate content. CIPA enforces the implementation of Internet safety policies to block or filter content and provide a secure online environment.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the 1995 Data Security Directive with a comprehensive set of modern data-security practices and disclosures, and includes massive fines for organizations that are not compliant. Any business that processes the personal data of EU citizens, regardless of worldwide location, is subject to GDPR requirements.
Title II of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires the establishment of national standards for electronic healthcare transactions. It mandates technical safeguards for information systems housing personal health information (PHI) so that they are protected from intrusion using such measures as access control, encryption, and network security technology.
The UK has updated its guidance on how to best protect students (under the age of 18) who access the Internet at school locations by publishing the Keeping Children Safe in Education practices. The broad report addresses physical protection, policy, and training, in addition to updated advice on network security and safe Internet access.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to all entities worldwide that store, process, and/or transmit cardholder data. In other words, if you are a merchant who accepts or processes payment cards, you must comply with the PCI DSS with defined policies, auditing, effective network security, and system segmentation.
Other Relevant Data Security and Privacy Regulations
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is designed to improve the data privacy of California residents. Companies operating in or with business in this state must report on the business purpose for collecting data and provide opt-out options to consumers, among other user privacy requirements.
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act or GLBA) is a United States federal law that requires that financial institutions must inform customers on their data privacy practices, including providing the right to opt out if they choose that their personal data should not be shared with third parties.