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6 Tips for Building a Data Privacy Culture

Experts say it's not enough to just post data classification guidelines and revisit the topic once a year. Companies have to build in privacy by design.
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2. Be aware of how new technology can affect privacy.  
 
New cars that come with the latest technology apps gather information about drivers that can inadvertently reveal sensitive information about them.

For example, a car could track the location of an HIV clinic or cancer treatment center a person visits, creating data points on how often a patient visits those locations. Given that the car manufacturers often sell this information to marketing companies, this might mean that a third-party company could infer that a customer has HIV or is being treated for cancer.

Be sure to read the fine print on any relationship you make with a dealer or car company, because you have the right to ask them to not sell the information to third parties. While this tip is primarily geared to consumers, companies should bring these new privacy issues to the people they issue company cars to, as well as employees who rent cars on business trips.

(Image: Giuseppe R, via Shutterstock)

2. Be aware of how new technology can affect privacy.

New cars that come with the latest technology apps gather information about drivers that can inadvertently reveal sensitive information about them.

For example, a car could track the location of an HIV clinic or cancer treatment center a person visits, creating data points on how often a patient visits those locations. Given that the car manufacturers often sell this information to marketing companies, this might mean that a third-party company could infer that a customer has HIV or is being treated for cancer.

Be sure to read the fine print on any relationship you make with a dealer or car company, because you have the right to ask them to not sell the information to third parties. While this tip is primarily geared to consumers, companies should bring these new privacy issues to the people they issue company cars to, as well as employees who rent cars on business trips.

(Image: Giuseppe R, via Shutterstock)

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