The Privacy Stack
Opinion and insights from the world of data privacy
About Our BlogWelcome to the Privitar blog, where we discuss topics relevant to technology; data and compliance professionals focused data privacy, regulation and compliance and broader use of sensitive data. We’re passionate about the ability to use data with an uncompromising approach to privacy. If there are any topics you would like us to write about, get in touch.
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Data encryption is a way of protecting your important data from hackers, criminals or sometimes intended recipients who may want to use the information for malicious purposes.
Most of us have heard the acronym PII, and if asked for a definition we would say that it is Personally Identifiable Information. But if you go beyond the acronym, and ask five different people for their definition, you might get five different answers.
We can use data legally and ethically, and still drive insights and innovation with the data we’re gathering. This is why I’ve joined Privitar — because the company has an amazing technology that can achieve these goals.
Last week, Californian voters approved Proposition 24 (also known as the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, or CPRA), a ballot initiative intended to build upon the state’s current privacy legislation, the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) of 2018.
Quite apart from the privacy violations US citizens experience, the lack of federal privacy legislation in the United States erodes public trust in the use of their personal data by all organisations, especially private sector ones, which has other damaging effects.