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Big Strides on Privacy, Many More Needed

PRIVACY—U.S.

February 3, 2011

Although 2010 was a "banner year" in data protection and privacy, there is more to be known about the pitfalls innovative technology brings. That's according to Lisa Sotto, partner at Hunton & Williams LLP and member of the IAPP Board of Directors. In a Bank Info Security Q&A, Sotto offers insights on what to expect this year as we continue to learn "how to do data security right." An increasing engagement between the FTC and the Department of Commerce is expected, as well as national legislation to regulate online privacy, Sotto says. Looking forward, companies need to understand what data they are collecting and how they are protecting it. "Without understanding the lifecycle, it is impossible to understand where the vulnerabilities are," Sotto said. Read more of Lisa Sotto's thoughts in the current edition of the Privacy Advisor. (IAPP member login required).
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