Former California Gov. Gray Davis signs a financial privacy bill at the Pacific Stock Exchange in 2003 in San Francisco, California. The California Consumer Privacy Act is among the regulations that will force new data security standards for companies. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In a new report on governance, risk and compliance (GRC), Forrester advises top security officials that they have to prepare for more regulations around privacy and personal control over data, especially when it comes to handling medical data during the pandemic.

According to the report, General Data Protection Regulation authorities are rapidly increasing their enforcement activities, with in excess of 190 fines and penalties made since the European Union regulation went into effect in 2018. Many national and local governments around the globe have implemented their own laws based on the GDPR, such as The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).