10 articles to read on Data Privacy Day


Businesswoman working from home with child on Data Privacy DayAs far as invented holidays go, Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28) ranks high in my opinion. While it will never beat National Pizza Day, it blows National Boss Day out of the water. (Who ever thought devoting an entire day to bosses and the bestowing of gifts was a good idea? No doubt, a boss – somebody on the receiving end of that deal.)

Data Privacy Day is an international effort that was created in Europe in 2006 and has been an official "holiday" in the United States since 2008. It's currently observed in 50 countries. While the day's purpose is to promote best practices, it's also a reminder that individuals are becoming increasingly aware of how their data is being handled and the rights they possess. The General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Protection Act are just two examples of government action meeting the wishes of the people. And with survey results from SAS stating that 67% of Americans think the government should do more to protect data privacy, we can expect more action in the form of regulations soon.

As we recognize the importance of Data Privacy Day, I thought it would be fitting to compile a list of articles on the topic – some from SAS, and some from others that caught my interest. These articles range from practical “how-to’s” to what to expect if you're found in violation of certain laws. All consider data privacy a top priority for individuals and governments.

Without further ado, here are ten articles I recommend reading on Data Privacy Day.

The California Data Privacy Wave Is Coming – Are You Ready?

California is set to have the most comprehensive data privacy law come January 2020. This article explores the new law and what it means for organizations that hold the data of California residents.

Analytics and Privacy: Yes, the Two Can Co-Exist 

Analytics and artificial Intelligence are hot topics. But how can companies do the most with their available data while still ensuring data privacy? This articles explains how the two can co-exist.

67% Say Government Should Do More to Protect Privacy, SAS Survey Finds

In an era of what seems like weekly stories about data breaches and privacy violations, residents in the United States are more aware than ever about how their data is being treated. This article dives into the latest survey results from SAS regarding data privacy.

The GDPR: An Artificial Intelligence Killer?

One of the biggest concerns organizations had regarding the GDRP was the language that involved stipulations around the use of artificial intelligence. This article highlights why AI is possible with the GDPR and explains best practices to help AI and privacy co-exist.

4 Ways to Prepare for GDPR and Similar Privacy Regulations

This Tech Republic article covers the latest SAS Data Privacy Survey and recommends four best practices for getting started with GDPR.

Is GDPR Compliance Tougher than HIPAA Compliance?

There is significant overlap between HIPAA and GDPR, but there's some indication that GDPR enforcers may expect even more stringent privacy and security controls. This article compares the implications for different organizations.

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and How Does It Affect Marketers?

Marketers perhaps more than any other group at an organization are impacted by the various data privacy laws. This article reviews the CCPA and how marketers should adjust.

What You Should Know About the ePrivacy Regulation

Following on the heels of the GDPR, the ePrivacy Regulation is aimed strictly at electronic communications. This article examines how the regulation will affect organizations and how it complements the GDPR.

Data Privacy and Cyber Liability: What You Don't Know Puts Your Mission at Risk

Read this article to get a deeper look at cyber liability and what organizations need to know to keep their risks at a minimum.

Data Governance for Regulatory Compliance and Data Protection

In this blog post, you can learn about the roles and responsibilities of chief data officers under the various privacy laws that exist worldwide.


About Author

Todd Wright

Product Marketing Manager

Todd Wright leads Global Product Marketing for SAS Personal Data Protection and SAS Customer Intelligence solutions. He works closely with the product management and sales organizations to create and promote materials that are relevant and valuable to SAS customers. Wright has 14 years of experience in data management software, including sales and marketing positions at DataFlux and SAS. Wright is instrumental in developing customer relationships and creating strategic marketing plans that drive awareness, consideration, education and demand for SAS Data Management. He received his business degree in Marketing from Western Michigan University.

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