Data protection has become a focus of national attention. Between a number of high-profile data breaches, as well as efforts by groups to raise awareness about good data security habits, people, both in the U.S. and abroad, are becoming more aware of the need to make sure their information is secure.
The need for cybersecurity can have a significant impact on how businesses of all sizes handle information collection and storage. This means that gaining a better understanding of what the data protection rules are, both nationally and globally, and how they work is vital for companies so that they can better protect their—and their clients’—data. To help with this, members of Forbes Los Angeles Business Council, below, discuss some of the more crucial aspects of data protection rules that small business owners should be aware of. Here’s what they said:
Photos courtesy of the individual members
1. What Happens If You Don’t Get It Right
Be paranoid: Keep only the data you really need, understand why you’re keeping it and be ready to be audited at any time. Get to know regulations like GDPR and what happens if you don’t get something right. This is an investment that will pay dividends in the long term! – Avner Papouchado, ServerFarm
2. Laws In Clients’ Areas
While the internet has made it easy to virtually serve customers from all over the world, it’s important to be mindful of the different laws. They reflect customer behavior in that market, which can, in