Today’s columnist, Steve Dickson of Netwrix, says that staying compliant with data privacy regulations like CCPA and GDPR requires storing sensitive data in secure locations. TomRaftery CreativeCommons Credit: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Even as companies face the IT challenges of supporting remote work through the rest of the pandemic, data privacy and regulatory compliance remain central priorities.

In our research, data privacy was a No. 5 priority (41 percent) for IT professionals halfway through 2020, with regulatory compliance (29 percent) also a leading concern. We see these trends driven by the requirement to conform to a growing list of privacy standards, as well as a critical way to ensure customer loyalty.

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