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Elements of a best-in-class data privacy program

Jaclyn Jaeger | November 26, 2018

As data privacy laws and regulations proliferate around the world, it’s imperative that companies resist the urge to engage in a game of data-privacy whack-a-mole—attacking each one individually, until another one pops up.

According to the United National Conference on Trade and Development, 107 countries have in place some form of legislation to secure the protection of data and privacy, and many others have similar legislation in the works. Attempting to comply with each one without taking a holistic approach to all is not only a risky undertaking, but also has the potential to drastically increase data privacy compliance costs.

“Where you have some overlap between those various requirements, there are absolutely opportunities for efficiency and to streamline the way that things can be implemented,” says Orson Lucas, a managing director and co-leader for...

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