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THE PRIVACY STACK

News, insights and privacy related stories
 

Commit to privacy and you’ll make an investment in growth

Privacy maintains a high profile in the media and in the Boardroom, and headlines of significant data breaches and cybersecurity threats keep it top-of-mind for everyone. As consumers, we’re growing increasingly aware of the power that data-driven companies wield over citizens; for those of us who have to make decisions about the use of personal data in our professional lives: the May deadline for GDPR has our attention.

The real driver is innovation

But regulation is only one part of the privacy story. Organisations that are pioneering the innovative use of data - and we see examples in a range of verticals from Martech to Life Sciences - are realising that their commitment to data security and privacy not only aids compliance, but addresses another big business problem: that of making high-value, sensitive data readily available for innovation. It drives analytics and machine learning projects and novel collaborations with third parties. It also enables the creation and monetisation of new data products with provable privacy guarantees. This has the potential to re-invent entire businesses, categories, and markets.

How can privacy technology help in a data-driven world?

Privacy is bigger than just technology alone - but technology controls have a vital role to play when it comes to protecting privacy in the age of big data. We see our customers facing three challenges in particular:

Scale: More volumes and types of data are available than ever before, and to more data users than ever. This calls for a systematic approach to privacy that lets organisations automatically apply enterprise-wide policies

Speed: The need to radically reduce the time and effort it takes to provision data. That means automating the process to reduce the friction associated with the approvals required for ad-hoc requests for sensitive data

Complexity: Privacy engineering is rapidly evolving, and so are the threats to big data. Only a continued investment in R&D and close working relationships with leading academics can bring the necessary capabilities together to build products that are deployable at enterprise scale.

Successful methods will have to be transparent, defensible and built with today’s insatiable appetites for data in mind, and we’ll continue to work hard to help our customers meet these challenges. We’re convinced that data privacy will underpin successful data innovation, and that it fundamentally empowers businesses.

I hope you enjoy this month's edition of The Privacy Stack.


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Jason du Preez

CEO, Privitar 

 
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Data protection can be seen as a source of frustration, slowing speed-to-insight and destroying data utility. But actually, taking a mature approach to privacy enables enterprise analytics, it doesn't inhibit them. This is the privacy fallacy. 

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Webinar Panel now available to view on-demand!

Privitar Head of Field Operations Rob Anderson and leading data protection lawyer Tim Hickman of White & Case LLP discuss how to unlock the value of sensitive data, while working toward GDPR compliance.

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