Data privacy is a component of data protection focused on personal information and keeping it safe against improper access, theft, or loss. Data is a valuable asset for organizations as it is used to make key decisions and provide a competitive advantage. It is however just as valuable to potential malicious attackers who wish to gain access to sensitive data. It is therefore critical for organizations to keep data confidential and secure by exercising sound data management practices and Implement controls to prevent unauthorized access and loss of data.
Every organization is responsible for ensuring sufficient controls are in place to ensure the security of the data they collect from their customers. It is therefore imperative that management within organizations understand these responsibilities and ensure the prioritization of data protection controls.This article has a look at data privacy within the Namibian context and how organizations can ensure sufficient data protection controls are in place.
“Data privacy is a component of data protection focused on personal information and keeping it safe against improper access, theft, or loss.”