Integris Software Releases Data Privacy Dictionary to Improve Global Data Privacy and Compliance

NEW Data Privacy Dictionary Helps Data Privacy Teams Improve Communications and Privacy Programs, While Adhering to Shifting Regulations

SEATTLE — January 28, 2020 — Today, on National Data Privacy Day, Integris Software introduces its Data Privacy Dictionary, a new tool to help data privacy, data governance and data protection professionals have a common lexicon to improve their communication and privacy management programs.

Organizations face a variety of new challenges with shifting regulations like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as one example. With the expanding definition of personal information (PI) and the increase of data combinations that can become toxic in a data breach, businesses need a tool to understand the terminology of privacy regulations and help them find more information on these laws. The Integris Data Privacy Dictionary was built as a resource for these challenges and to create a better understanding of global data privacy regulations and terms.

“The global data privacy landscape has become increasingly complex and requires a new resource to aid understanding for data practitioners and consumers alike,” said Kristina Bergman, CEO and founder of Integris Software. “By releasing the Integris Data Privacy Dictionary, we will help businesses better understand data privacy terms and regulations to improve operations and compliance. The tool will also help consumers learn about their data rights.”

About the Integris Software Data Privacy Dictionary

The Integris Data Privacy Dictionary contains composite and normalized definitions of privacy terms based on leading privacy organizations, government privacy authorities, practitioners, and thought leaders. The online dictionary will evolve as new terms and data practices develop, and includes an ongoing option for members of the global data privacy community to suggest new terms or offer edits to existing ones

The Integris Data Privacy Dictionary was launched with more than 60 key industry terms. A sampling of entries covers regulations like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and key industry terms including data discovery and classification, data governance, data inventory, data privacy automation, data subject access request, and more.

In addition, the dictionary helps define what is considered personal information along with other relevant terms for decoding compliance.

Expanding Definition of Personal Information

The definition of PI has expanded rapidly under new privacy regulations making it difficult for businesses to know what sensitive information they hold to remain in compliance. In addition to traditionally sensitive information, organizations must now understand how all types of household and inferred personal data can be tied to an individual. Companies are now also responsible for the volumes of sensitive information that enter their repositories from data-sharing agreements, and mergers and acquisitions, which pose a serious concern. 

Toxic Combinations of Data

Organizations also need to recognize how the anonymized data in their repositories can create toxic combinations to reveal identities and create compliance risks. For example, just by combining gender, zip code, and date of birth you can identify 87 percent of the U.S. population. Even seemingly anonymous data points like cable purchase history and donations to a church or nonprofit can infer religion, political affiliation, and sexual orientation. 

Organizations can avoid both issues by using automated data discovery and classification tools to identify and map inferred data in real-time as it travels throughout their systems.

Data Privacy Dictionary Resources

About Integris Software

Integris Software, the global leader in data privacy automation, helps enterprises discover and control the use of sensitive data in a way that protects privacy and fuels innovation.

Privacy is now critical to an effective data protection strategy. By sitting upstream from security, Integris tells you what data is important and why so you can be precise in your InfoSec controls.

Integris works securely, at scale, no matter where sensitive data resides. You get a live map of your sensitive data where you can apply policies, surface issues, fulfill DSAR requests, and automate remediations via your broader ticketing and InfoSec ecosystem.

Regulations like GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are triggering knee-jerk reactions as companies lock down their data for fear of misuse. With Integris, there is finally a way to use your data without fear.

For more information on Integris, visit: www.integris.io or follow @Integrisio on Twitter.

 

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