WORK: “Data Privacy Day: Keep Your Client’s Personal Data Safe”

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On January 28th, AKA Data Privacy Day, another article by yours truly was published. My career as a content creator in English and my transformation into Eduardo Prospero are slowly but surely moving along, but that’s neither here nor there.

The point is I wrote a best practices to keep your client’s data safe list. And here it goes:

Look: before we go on, I would like to tell you that this time the list is not the most interesting part of the article and I recommend you read the whole thing: “DATA PRIVACY DAY: KEEP YOUR CLIENT’S PERSONAL DATA SAFE

With that being said, I’m going to reproduce the whole list because it is important, and it applies to other situations in digital life. You should know, though, that I go into much more detail in the real article. Read it. Without further ado, best practices to keep your client’s data safe:

1.- INVESTIGATE, INVEST, AND USE THE RIGHT SOFTWARE

There are a million variables, and every situation is unique. We wouldn’t dare to suggest what software will work best for your company without studying the case thoroughly. Which is what you’ll have to do at the beginning of the process. The correct data management software will help you protect your data and comply with GDPR and related regulations. (…)

2.- BE STRAIGHTFORWARD ABOUT THE INFORMATION YOU GATHER

3.- AS-NEEDED ACCESS TO INFORMATION

4.- GET INSURANCE THAT COVERS CYBERATTACKS

5.- BACK EVERYTHING UP. ENCRYPT IF POSSIBLE.

Hopefully, you’ll never need the insurance or this, but disaster might strike. Backing data up is always recommended, and more so this particular kind. It’s more or less a million-dollar database. (…)

6.- PLAN OF ACTION IF DISASTER STRIKES

May it never comes to this, but you need to know what you’ll do if there’s even suspicion of a data breach. Or if all your data gets deleted by accident. Or if you somehow lose all access to it. (…)

7.- REGULARLY EDUCATE YOUR EMPLOYEES

This might be the most important on the list. Everything else might be in place, but at the end of the day, your staff is going to be handling the data. If they don’t know what to look for, how to behave, and what they’re dealing with, the risk you face is immense. Keep them up to date on the latest social engineering tactics and phishing scams. Teach them to keep unbreakable passwords and to report any stolen equipment. (…)

Once again, the whole thing: “DATA PRIVACY DAY: KEEP YOUR CLIENT’S PERSONAL DATA SAFE“. Read it.

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