Compliance Management, Privacy

SCNY: Future of privacy lies in international regulations

Future privacy conversations will center around the ways in which companies will meet various nations' privacy requirements, according to a panel at SC Congress New York.

John Bandler, founder of The Bandler Group, LLC, Hilary Wandall, AVP, compliance and global policy at Merck, and Mitch Parker, CISO, at Temple University Health System, discussed the current definition of privacy and where they see its future.

The recent Safe Harbor ruling in Europe represents one example of differing continental and country policies. The ruling, which has been in place for nearly two decades, no longer allows for the free transfer of Europeans' data to the U.S.

The “right to be forgotten” ruling, another policy difference example, also passed recently and allows users to request that their data be removed from search engine results.

These moves prompted Wandall to ask what a global privacy paradigm might look like, and follow up with the condition that the answer to her question will ultimately be decided in the years to come.

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