Closing gaps in corporate privacy programs

Friday, 27 June 2003, 12:32 PM EST

New privacy laws and regulations have many companies worried. Most are responding by writing and posting privacy policies on their websites, and monitoring emerging state and federal privacy regulations. Unfortunately, despite their concern, a lack of resources may be creating gaps in privacy and data protection activities that could make many organizations vulnerable to a privacy breach.

These were important findings from the first Benchmark Study of Corporate Privacy Practices conducted by the Ponemon Institute in partnership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), with sponsorship from Unisys. The survey was sent to more than 1,000 IAPP member organizations with a response rate of more than 10 percent and a sampling rate of more than five percent.

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