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Data Privacy Compliance

Data Privacy Compliance

Avoid expensive penalties.

With new privacy rules in Europe and California and increasing industry regulations, companies are rushing to implement privacy protection mechanisms. Unfortunately, they are spending a lot of money and energy to do so — only to find that their efforts are in vain.

BIA has the expertise and experience to ensure that your corporate privacy compliance is well planned and implemented such that the company is protected from increased fines and regulatory scrutiny.

Be Prepared Early

Data and cyber privacy issues commonly arise across all areas of corporate data governance.

Data privacy compliance is at the top of every GC and CISO’s to-do list. BIA’s privacy-related services were created to address the growing concerns among our corporate and law firm clients about privacy and related issues involved in digital forensics and eDiscovery.

Our services now also include corporate information governance consulting and solutions architecture. More and more companies are rising on the eDiscovery maturity scale, so they require a more integrated approach to managing sensitive data and personally identifiable information (PII). Naturally, that falls on the shoulders of corporate legal and IT. BIA helps both departments by providing solutions that are IT-friendly and that pass legal “muster” for the attorneys.

BIA has helped clients design and implement privacy management for litigation and corporate risk programs. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have already changed how data is handled, and other U.S. state and industry regulations are coming in the near future. BIA is well positioned to help our clients with any cyber privacy-related needs.

BIA has privacy experts that have been assisting companies and law firms for many years with privacy-related issues and advisory engagements. These experts are engaged with organizations of all sizes to ensure they are in compliance with the ever-growing and increasingly complicated laws related to protecting consumer privacy.

Government Regulations

Companies must be careful to ensure consumer privacy is protected.

Several years ago, the European Union (EU) took several major steps to ensure that individual rights to privacy are protected with respect to personal information. That culminated in sweeping new rules in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). That regulation drove global companies to re-visit privacy policies and how consumer information is handled, especially because of the steep fines that were attached to non-compliance and were calculated based on a percentage of revenue.

California is leading the way in the U.S. by ensuring that consumers’ personally identifiable information (PII) is protected from misuse and sale against an individual’s wishes.

Several years ago, the European Union (EU) took major steps to ensure that individual rights to privacy are protected with respect to personal information, which culminated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation drove global companies to revisit privacy policies and how consumer information is handled. Companies are especially compelled to adhere to the regulations because there are steep fines (based on a percentage of revenue) that are attached to non-compliance.

Some experts have described The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) as California’s version of the GDPR. While it is not as strict, it still carries fines and sanctions that can be highly damaging to U.S. companies.

CCPA: Key Items to Consider

Covered Entities

Businesses that collect consumer information

Right to be Forgotten

Ensure processes are in place to remove consumer info

Review and Revise

Contracts and privacy policies

Personnel Training

Educate employees to comply

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