According to Gartner, "As the world adjusts to a “new normal” brought on by COVID-19, security and risk management leaders must adapt their privacy programs for better scale and performance as well as tighter budgets."
According to Gartner, the key challenges are:
- "The pace of proposal for and adoption of modern privacy regulations accelerated through 2020, surpassing the record-breaking cadence in 2019."
- "Regulators have evolved to adapt with the notable increase in data subject complaints."
- "Technology-driven capabilities supporting the facets of a progressive privacy program have developed substantially over the past 18 months."
- "In the shadow of the global pandemic and the associated economic downturn, organizations are focused on cost optimization, this often leads to impulsive decisions to deprioritize compliance with nonrevenue programs."
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The State of Privacy and Personal Data Protection, 2020-2022; 26 August 2020, Nader Henein, Bart Willemsen, Bernard Woo