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A Glob­al Roadmap to Per­son­al Data Protection

Swaab is pleased to be the Aus­tralian chap­ter con­trib­u­tor in this lat­est MER­I­TAS guide A Glob­al Roadmap to Per­son­al Data Protection”. 

Not so long ago, data pro­tec­tion” meant a locked fil­ing cab­i­net and a good shred­der. No longer. In a sin­gle gen­er­a­tion, pro­tect­ing data went from safe­guard­ing doc­u­ments to secur­ing infor­ma­tion of almost every kind, both tan­gi­ble and in elec­tron­ic form. Although every­one under­stands what it means to pro­tect a hard copy doc­u­ment, it is much hard­er to con­cep­tu­al­ize pro­tect­ing intan­gi­ble infor­ma­tion. To make mat­ters worse, a data breach today can cause far more seri­ous con­se­quences than in years past. To cite just one exam­ple, the improp­er dis­clo­sure of one’s per­son­al data can eas­i­ly result in iden­ti­ty theft, with the vic­tim often left unaware of the crime until it is far too late to stop it.” — Den­nis Unkovic, MER­I­TAS Chair­man of the Board.

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