Data privacy management (DPM) is a broad term used to describe the various steps and measures a company takes in order to secure private information that it owns. Privacy management may involve a number of measures, including:
Protecting private data is important for a company’s smooth operation, as well as for customer and employee satisfaction. A company’s reputation can suffer if the data privacy violations occur.
State and federal laws create strict prohibitions on the selling or distribution of private information without the person’s consent. Most data privacy violations therefore revolve around lack of consent or the violation of a consent agreement. Some example of these include:
Employers can also violate privacy laws as well. For instance, they may become liable for a violation if they divulge company information for a profit or permit a data breach to happen. Most businesses have some sort of non-disclosure agreement in place to prevent such conduct.
Data privacy violations can result in legal remedies such as:
Thus, data privacy lawsuits can often result in serious consequences for employers or company management. Widespread violations can lead to a class action lawsuit.
Data privacy is an important aspect of operating and maintaining any business, regardless of the business' size. You may need to hire a business lawyer in your area if you need help with any data privacy issues or conflicts. Your attorney can help review company policies to ensure that you are cooperating with federal and state privacy laws. Also, if you need to file a lawsuit, or need help with a legal proceeding, your lawyer can provide representation during court meeting times.
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