The importance of data security in online privacy
Taking a proactive and holistic approach to data security is crucial to avoid losing valuable data and compromising sensitive personal information.
Other regulations, however, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), don’t focus exclusively on online businesses. The GDPR states that the laws apply to “the processing of personal data wholly or partly by automated means and to the processing other than by automated means of personal data which form part of a filing system or are intended to form part of a filing system.”
Similarly, the Australian Privacy Act (1988) applies to certain businesses and government agencies that handle personal information about consumers.
While your small business may not be impacted by these laws (particularly if you don’t have an international presence), it’s still a good idea to have a basic policy around how you manage people’s data.