What’s the first thing you think of when data compliance is mentioned?
A burden? An operational disruption? Slows the business down?
Have you considered data compliance as a growth opportunity by enhancing customer trust, generating a competitive advantage and streamlining your internal processes?
At Workiro, we understand the value of data compliance and have explored how it’s keeping us in the fast lane.
Keeping on The Right Track
Innovative uses of data present huge opportunities for organisations in every industry across the globe, but they can only be leveraged to the fullest extent when they're given your time and understanding.
Whatever business you’re in today, in some way, you’re in the data privacy business.
Despite the compliance requirements becoming increasingly strict, there’s a common practice of organisations simply trying to satisfy the regulators rather than embracing data protection and privacy as a practice, which can generate enormous business benefits.
It’s important in the conversations you have with businesses and regulators that you can demonstrate you have adopted a sound data handling approach across multiple devices, systems and platforms.
Doing so, instills confidence that your business has centralised control and complete visibility of your data.
Demonstrating digital trust is crucial for organisations to succeed and can be a deal-breaker for customers who often require clear legal, regulatory and industry compliance from your business before establishing a relationship.
Without it, organisations risk losing customers, miss growth opportunities and may even lose its reputation.
Compliance is more than just policies, procedures and processes and must factor in the use of technology in the workplace.
It’s imperative you understand the capabilities of your technology stack to determine whether it’s helping or hindering your business from meeting compliance requirements or contractual obligations.
Legal Barriers to Markets
The US regulatory landscape is complex, with numerous state and industry data protection regulations enforced by various state and federal agencies in the operation.
Since the establishment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in 2018, the data compliance landscape has exploded, demonstrating the growing importance of this field to an organisation of any size.
Industry-specific regulations in the US, such as healthcare, financial services, and education, each have their own specific requirements, making it difficult for organisations to adhere to and comply with - failing to meet one can cut off an entire market.
Data compliance is a multifaceted process.
While a data compliance strategy is a must, the configuration, implementation and usage of your tech stack are critical considerations.
Leveraging data protection technologies and partnering with vendors actively supporting or specialising in data security and privacy, allows an organisation to focus on their core business activities while relying on trusted solutions to protect their valuable data assets and fulfilling legal requirements.
Reliable Mechanisms & Frameworks
Information Security is a problem that spans an entire organisation, affecting not just IT and Cyber Security teams, but finance teams, human resources, customer service representatives, and generally anyone employed in a business.
By adopting ISO/IEC 27001, the world’s most well-known standard for information security, an organisation can take a structured approach to information security whilst aligning to industry regulations and obligations.
Fundamentally, it is an effective way of distributing a consistent approach to information security practices in an evolving threat and compliance landscape.
Aligning your department with robust, legally compliant frameworks will enable your business to instantly win back crucial time needed for ‘growth tasks’.
Strengthen Compliance by Crushing Tech Sprawls
Establishing a digital ecosystem not only facilitates connectivity between various systems and platforms but enables users to access information and services across different devices and channels.
By leveraging connected solutions, you enhance user experience, streamline processes, and improve operational efficiency.
There are a number of ways to improve compliance across your business.
For many, simply trimming the amount of software being used can make a massive difference.
We call these ‘Tech Sprawls’.