Making a shortlist of everything you need to know about data privacy in 2021 can be tricky. First of all, you must be aware of the legal obligations enterprises have to their customers in regards to their data. For the past few years, governments from all over the world have started taking important actions towards creating a more secure and private environment for customers that agree to have their data processes by second and third parties.
These sets of regulations include a large number of measures that are specific to each country or state, but mostly follow the same guidelines. The most important 3 categories are: The General Data Protection Regulation (for EU countries), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and national data protection laws that have been implemented following the same structures in Canada, Singapore, Australia, Japan and many other countries.
Secondly, another important thing you need to know about data privacy is that your company must be aware at all times about how your sensitive data is stored, processed and shared. To learn more about how to be ready for new regulations or avoid data breaches, read our comprehensive article on Data Privacy in 2021.