Gartner’s Guide on Practical Privacy — Discovery Automation of Privacy Risk: Data Privacy Best Practices

Organizations have found discovery to be the critical first step to identify and quantify areas of privacy risk. Here’s a practical privacy report from Gartner that provides security and risk management leaders with information and insight that may help in the development of an operationalized privacy program.  And you can get the guide FREE, courtesy of HaystackID!

Security and risk management leaders must segment their approach against the three sources of privacy risk with a focus on actionable outcomes if they are to overcome workload paralysis.  Gartner’s report titled Practical Privacy – Discovery Automation of Privacy Risk identifies three challenges associated with discovery exercises and privacy risk, as well as three recommendations to address those challenges with an extensive analysis (with several illustrative figures) of those recommendations.

Among other things, the practical privacy report can show you:

  • How to deliver a real-time and ongoing view of risk by embedding automation into the discovery process for each of the three core risk sources: structured risk (applications), unstructured risk (files and email) and third-party risk.
  • How to focus only on actionable and scalable outcomes from each of the three core risk sources by defining outputs, metrics and next steps before project kickoff.
  • How to ensure that the organization has a comprehensive view of privacy risk by creating a risk register for each source of risk and tracking progress as it relates to the organization’s risk posture.

The report is available for download for FREE here, courtesy of eDiscovery Today Educational Partner HaystackID!  Thanks to the HaystackID team for making this valuable resource available to the legal community for free!

So, what do you think?  Does your organization have a practical privacy risk assessment program?  If not, check out the report from Gartner!  And, as always, please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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