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NIST seeks to expand framework to consumer privacy

Joe Mont | September 6, 2018

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a collaborative project “to develop a voluntary privacy framework to help organizations manage risk.”

NIST provides and oversees one of the nation’s most important and widely-used cyber-security frameworks for both private and public entities. It is a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Innovative technologies such as the internet of things and artificial intelligence enhance convenience, efficiency and economic growth, a statement says. At the same time, these and other technologies increasingly require complex networking environments and use detailed data about individuals that can make protecting their privacy more difficult.

 “We’ve had great success with broad adoption of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and we see this as providing complementary guidance for managing privacy risk,”...

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