Tuesday (January 28) is Data Protection Day, a day dedicated for awareness around data privacy and the promotion of data protection best practices.
In light of this, Jasmit Sagoo, Senior Director, Head of Technology UK&I, at Veritas.
“Data Protection Day serves as an important reminder that businesses are being increasingly held more accountable by regulators and consumers for protecting data.
“It is a good opportunity for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Data Protection Officers to highlight the issue of data privacy to the board, or implement internal activities such as employee training or phishing tests to ensure employees are continually educated about the vital role they play in protecting data.
“IT leaders should also use the day as an opportunity to review their current data protection strategies. Software that can automate the protection and recovery of data everywhere it lives within an organisation, while ensuring 24/7 availability of business-critical applications, should be considered. Data Protection Day may be a one-day event, but it’s imperative to maintain good privacy practices year-round.”