Bloomberg Law
May 11, 2020, 9:13 AM

ANALYSIS: Privacy Frameworks Must Adapt in Times of Turmoil

Mark Smith, CIPP/US, CIPP/C
Mark Smith, CIPP/US, CIPP/C
Legal Analyst

Privacy frameworks must be flexible and adaptable to address whatever is disrupting operations, including global pandemics. Take, for example, the latest framework proposed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Even though “pandemic preparedness” is not specifically mentioned in NIST’s Privacy Framework Version 1.0, the plan offers enough versatility to allow companies to refactor Covid-19 into their risk assessments and identify gaps that ought to be filled.

Released in January, the NIST Privacy Framework is the newest framework available to privacy professionals. Inasmuch as its debut coincided with the spread of the novel coronavirus, the unanticipated impact ...

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