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Top Things You Think You Know About Data Privacy Compliance (But Maybe Don’t)

Top Things You Think You Know About Data Privacy Compliance (But Maybe Don’t)

Business opportunities are increasingly arising overseas, whether you’re a fledgling start-up or a Fortune 500. As you venture into the larger world, it’s worth to remember that at last count, over 80 countries have adopted data privacy laws. Laws and local attitudes about data privacy may be very different from your business as usual, wherever you call home.

Here are some of the common misperceptions about what data privacy compliance is and isn’t.

1. Business Data and Documents may be Personal Data.

2. Public Data Is There To Use.

3. We’re Compliant – We Have An IT Security Policy.

4. We’re Compliant – We’ve Got Everyone’s Consent.

5. We’re Compliant – We Have A Privacy Policy.

6. We’re Compliant – We’re Following The Law.

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W. Barry Nixon is the COO, the leading background screening information portal and online worldwide directory of professional background screening firms and Suppliers to the background screening industry. He co-authored the landmark book, Background Screening & Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from the HR and Security Perspective. He also is the publisher of award winning newsletters, The Background Buzz and The Global Background Screener, and the author of the Background Checks column in PI Magazine.

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