7 Steps To Data Protection And Compliance

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 2:22 PM EST) -- In our experience, the best defense against potential data breaches, investigations by privacy regulators, customer privacy complaints and mishandling of sensitive data by vendors is a well-constructed and well-monitored privacy compliance and data protection plan. In this article, we will discuss the initial steps companies should take to create an effective privacy compliance and data protection plan.

1. Assess Your Data Retention

Before beginning to design a data protection plan, your company should identify the types of information it collects and processes. Under current laws and...
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