How to Protect Sensitive Information

How to Protect Sensitive Information from Unauthorized Disclosure: Data Privacy Trends

Here’s another terrific blog post from Jeffrey Wolff of IPRO, this time discussing how to protect sensitive information from unauthorized disclosure!

As Jeffrey discusses, sensitive information is everywhere, from clients’ names and addresses to the trade secrets a business relies on to beat its competition. As such, organizations can’t avoid collecting, processing, storing, and transferring sensitive information. But when sensitive information is not properly protected, the consequences can be severe. Unauthorized disclosures of sensitive data can result in financial penalties, lawsuits, reputational harm, loss of business, and more.

That’s what happened in the Alex Jones/Sandy Hook case in Texas when his attorneys inadvertently produced his entire text archive for a two year period.

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How can you avoid similar blunders? In this post, Jeffrey covers some basic facts about sensitive information and the rules that require sensitive information to be protected. He then discusses how to determine which information is sensitive and what to do when sensitive information is breached (timely with Cybersecurity Awareness Month starting tomorrow!). Finally, he offers five ways how to protect sensitive information from unauthorized disclosure.

One of the most important ways to protect sensitive information is to be able to identify it so that it can be protected. Technology is playing a big role in the identification (with AI-powered tools leading the way), as well as the protection of sensitive information today.

So, what are five ways how to protect sensitive information from unauthorized disclosure? You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. It’s just one extra click! 😉

So, what do you think? What does your organization do to protect sensitive information? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.


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