Monday, July 14, 2014

Tips to Decrease Privacy Breaches

Ten tips for reducing the likelihood of a privacy breach have been published by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) based on the their experience dealing with breaches at Canadian organizations.

In addition to knowing where personal information (PII) is stored the OPC recommends "limiting, and monitoring, access" to PII.

"...monitored access logs can help you identify unusual behaviours, and potentially prevent an incident either before it occurs or in the early stage."
- Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
They noted that "monitored access logs can help you identify unusual behaviours, and potentially prevent an incident either before it occurs or in the early stage." Such monitoring and unusual behavior identification is offered as low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) Ten Tips for Reducing the Likelihood of a Privacy Breach - www.priv.gc.ca, 07/02/2014

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