21st Century Round Table

There may no longer be Knights of the Round Table:

But Round Tables still exist. Along with Sandra Hughes and Nick Vehr, I participated yesterday in a round table discussion on data privacy. This was part of our ongoing series on “Risk. Repercussions. Reputations. Data Security for Today’s Business Enterprise.” 

Many thanks to Jocile Erlich and the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau for coordinating the event. There were many take aways from the discussion. Among them? 

  • Data privacy is a critical part of your business plan. Don’t assume it can be delegated to an IT intern. 
  • Careful about cutting and pasting a privacy policy. Better make sure you actually do the things the policy promises. Don’t believe me? Ask Facebook.
  • Think about Cyber Liability Insurance. At a minimum, check out the application.  The questions it poses can serve as a checklist for solid practices and procedures.

Remember, the Federal Trade Commission is really interested in this topic.  REALLY interested.  

(“Risk. Repercussions. Reputations. Data Security & Privacy for Today’s Business Enterprise,” presented by Sandra HughesJack Greiner and Nick Vehr, can be presented to your industry or trade association. Please contact either person to find out how.)