Even though most enterprises have created a position to oversee privacy in their IT operations, many of those programs miss the target, often owing to budget shortfalls, according to an industry analyst.
“Privacy programs tend to be underfunded,” Gartner’s Arabella Hallawell said here at the research firm’s annual Information Security Summit.
Privacy issues, concerning data relating to both employees and clients, are complicated by a patchwork regulatory environment affecting firms that operate overseas. In Europe, for instance, many members of the EU have adopted privacy guidelines that are far more stringent than markets like China and India, where the collection and use of personal information is largely unregulated.
The United States falls somewhere in between.
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