Are the privacy laws sufficient to ensure that the sharing and use of data
In 2017, internet traffic was generated at a rate of 3,138,420 GB per minute (Domo, n.d.). As the technologies and techniques that are used to collect, catalogue, and analyze the growing amounts of data become more powerful and widespread, the data we generate will play a progressively more important role economically, socially, and personally.
With the expansion in the quantity and the possible uses of personal data, the risk to privacy has likewise risen drastically. The difficulty of categorizing information as public versus private (given specific contexts) and the elevated costs associated with the preservation of privacy only make the issue more complex. For this project, you will take a stakeholder role in a business on the forefront of a privacy issue. You will need to articulate a point of view that reflects your professional stance on privacy, the laws relevant to the issue, and the business implications of your recommendation.
Prompt You must address the critical elements listed below. The codes shown in brackets indicate the course competency to which each critical element is aligned. In a memo to the internal stakeholder board, defend your position on the proposed partnership.
Your memo should address the balancing of privacy from the security practitioner’s perspective alongside the corporate mission and business goals. In your memo, be sure to address the following questions:
I. Are the privacy laws sufficient to ensure that the sharing and use of data will meet the fair information practice principles of the organization? [CYB-260-02]
II. What are the minimum privacy safeguards you would recommend be in place for the individuals’ control over their data? [CYB-260-02]
III. In your opinion, is the proposal a good decision for the organization? Weigh the privacy considerations from a security practitioner’s perspective as well as the corporate mission and business goals in justifying your position. [CYB-260-02]
Recent congressional hearings and data breaches have prompted more legislators and business leaders to say the time for broad federal privacy legislation has come. Cameron Kerry presents the case for adoption of a baseline framework to protect consumer privacy in the U.S.
Kerry explores a growing gap between existing laws and an information Big Bang that is eroding trust. He suggests that recent privacy bills have not been ambitious enough, and points to the Obama administration’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights as a blueprint for future legislation. Kerry considers ways to improve that proposal, including an overarching “golden rule of privacy” to ensure people can trust that data about them is handled in ways consistent with their interests and the circumstances in which it was collected.