Thursday, 12 April 2018 16:35

Data Protection Laws and PIIs

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)


Last week we discussed the overall concept of “Data Protection Laws,” which govern the handling and securing of specific data. While these laws are wide ranging, most of these laws reference Personally Identifiable Information (PII) This “refers to information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual.” ( For example, if you possess an individual’s first initial and last name and store it with their credit card number, bank account, SSN or driver’s license number, that becomes a PII.
At the Federal level, the United States doesn’t have any overarching and comprehensive data protection laws of the sort that most European nations do, but they do exist and primarily affect individual sectors, such as healthcare. Presently 48 states in the US have some laws requiring private or governmental entities to notify anyone whose data has been breached. In other words, if you possess personal data, you may have a regulatory responsibility to report the breach to both a government entity and the individual victim. Failure to do so may mean you’re in violation of these laws and subject to fines and penalties.
So what does this mean for a small business? You need to be aware of the likelihood that you are regulated by such laws and that you have some responsibility to show that you have taken reasonable measures and put in place procedures to maintain the security and integrity of outside data.
As a responsible business owner, you have an obligation to be aware of any applicable laws, keeping in mind that your client or prospect data may include PII from those in other states or countries. You also have an obligation to protect that data. Keeping up with the best practices for protecting your important data from hackers and data thieves is an important responsibility of every small business. Contact a Managed Service provider to learn how they can support your business with a complete cyber protection plan.
Read 11349 times
Jordon Darling - CISSP

Jordon is the President/CEO of  HITECH. He is a business minded security professional who has a passion for people and small business.  Some of his certifications include: CISSP, CSSA, MCPS, MCNPS, MS, SA

More in this category: « RANSOMEWARE PART 2


  • Comment Link Lloyd Saturday, 12 January 2019 19:08 posted by Lloyd

    Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it,
    you can be a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will eventually come back later on. I want to encourage you to continue
    your great writing, have a nice afternoon!

  • Comment Link Arlene Saturday, 12 January 2019 14:48 posted by Arlene

    My family members every time say that I am wasting
    my time here at net, except I know I am getting experience everyday by reading such pleasant articles or reviews.

  • Comment Link Armand Saturday, 12 January 2019 06:17 posted by Armand

    You actually make it appear so easy with your presentation but I in finding this matter to be actually
    one thing that I feel I'd never understand. It seems
    too complicated and extremely extensive for me.
    I am taking a look ahead for your next put up, I will attempt to get the hold of it!

  • Comment Link Seks randki SierakĂłw Saturday, 12 January 2019 05:35 posted by Seks randki SierakĂłw

    I cordially invite you to a profile on the site, I will be happy to make new friends

  • Comment Link Lena Saturday, 12 January 2019 05:26 posted by Lena

    Hi there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren't
    loading correctly. I'm not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I've tried it in two different web browsers and both show the
    same results.

  • Comment Link Clifton Saturday, 12 January 2019 02:35 posted by Clifton

    I know this website provides quality based articles or
    reviews and additional data, is there any other web
    page which gives these kinds of data in quality?

  • Comment Link Antoine Saturday, 12 January 2019 01:13 posted by Antoine

    Appreciating the commitment you put into your site and detailed information you present.
    It's nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same old rehashed material.
    Fantastic read! I've saved your site and I'm including
    your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  • Comment Link fuck google Friday, 11 January 2019 08:17 posted by fuck google

    I cannot thank you enough for the post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

  • Comment Link cocuk child porn Friday, 11 January 2019 05:23 posted by cocuk child porn

    I appreciate you sharing this blog article. Much obliged.

  • Comment Link fuck google Thursday, 10 January 2019 22:43 posted by fuck google

    I appreciate you sharing this blog article. Much obliged.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.