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Privacy and Data Security Law Deskbook

By: Absolute Team | 9/14/2010

Lisa J Sotto recently released a comprehensive guide on data privacy guidance, the "Privacy and Data Security Law Deskbook." Richard Thomas recently interviewed Lisa Sotto about the release and why she created it:

"Organizations that manage personal information are under the microscope and are struggling to keep up with the many new and evolving legal requirements around the world. In addition, there is a real uptick in enforcement actions for privacy and data security incidents. As the former Information Commissioner of the UK, I’m sure you would agree that privacy is an issue on which nearly every global company must focus. In 2009 alone, companies spent an average of $6.6 million to rebuild their brand image and retain customers after being involved in some type of data breach the previous year."

Lisa put together this book as a guide to help companies minimize the risks associated with data breaches and to comply with data privacy laws. The book provides sector-specific guidance and includes sample documents, checklists and other tools to help you navigate these areas. You can learn more here.