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 35308 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 nike air max 1 white gs billig Monday, 08 April 2019 12:26 posted by nike air max 1 white gs billig

    nashville predators jersey 6 shea weber white 2016 all star stitched nhl jerseys billig,women 2014 new nfl jerseys new orleans saints 9 drew brees black fashion game jerseys billig,elite coty sensabaugh youth jersey tennessee titans 24 alternate navy blue nfl billig,limited lesean mccoy youth jersey buffalo bills 25 home royal blue nfl billig
    nike air max 1 white gs billig

  • Comment Link Sheila Monday, 08 April 2019 12:25 posted by Sheila

    Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a
    40 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and
    she has 83 views. I know this is entirely off topic but I had
    to share it with someone!

  • Comment Link nike tiempo legend vi black pink shoes on sale billig Monday, 08 April 2019 12:21 posted by nike tiempo legend vi black pink shoes on sale billig

    jordans 2017 black white yellow mens billig,nike air more money qs gs all red uk billig,nike hyperfuse 2012 red billig,lebron soldier 8 black and gold billig
    nike tiempo legend vi black pink shoes on sale billig

  • Comment Link MichaelPieks Monday, 08 April 2019 12:10 posted by MichaelPieks

    artane cialis proair albuterol sulfate online biaxin propecia no prescription bonus 98212 buy tretinoin buy bupropion online toprol xl benicar atenolol motilium generic diflucan fluconazole

  • Comment Link 2014 new nfl jerseys san francisco 49ers 20 perrish cox red team color elite jerseys billig Monday, 08 April 2019 12:04 posted by 2014 new nfl jerseys san francisco 49ers 20 perrish cox red team color elite jerseys billig

    adidas ultra boost white billig,nike hypervenom phinish kaufen englisch billig,nike kobe 10 orange zone billig,nike kobe 9 elite bhm quizlet billig
    2014 new nfl jerseys san francisco 49ers 20 perrish cox red team color elite jerseys billig

  • Comment Link Cliff Monday, 08 April 2019 11:51 posted by Cliff

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like
    you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little
    bit, but instead of that, this is wonderful blog. An excellent read.
    I will definitely be back.

  • Comment Link Susanne Monday, 08 April 2019 11:50 posted by Susanne

    If some one desires expert view about blogging and site-building then i
    recommend him/her to pay a quick visit this website, Keep up the fastidious job.

  • Comment Link boston red sox shamrock hat hours billig Monday, 08 April 2019 11:27 posted by boston red sox shamrock hat hours billig

    san francisco giants 59fifty black on black fitted hat 2015 billig,cincinnati reds hats wholesale uk billig,boston red sox lobster hat knit billig,minnesota twins fourth of july hat day billig
    boston red sox shamrock hat hours billig

  • Comment Link Michaelemild Monday, 08 April 2019 10:47 posted by Michaelemild

    amitriptyline betnovate diflucan

  • Comment Link Zak Monday, 08 April 2019 10:47 posted by Zak

    Hello to every single one, it's really a fastidious for me to go to see this
    web site, it contains valuable Information.

Leave a comment

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