As noted by Anju Khurana, Head of Privacy of the Americas, Bank of New York Mellon, “There are now over 100+ privacy laws in the world and GDPR is driving other countries to adopt similar regulations.” (corpcounsel.com, Oct. 2019). The California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) which comes into effect on January 1, 2020, is the latest, and very likely not the last. Most data privacy experts anticipate additional states enacting data privacy regulations and think it likely that Congress will eventually do so at the federal level.
While modeled on the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which came into effect in May 2018, there are differences, both small and substantial. A comparison of many of the key requirements from Thomson Reuter, Practical Law can be found here.
Data leakage and lack of information are two critical issues that can harm businesses. Nonetheless, due to the ever-growing global marketing and communication needs, the temptation to use the fast and free online translation tools are rising.
Apart from the apparent dangers that these tools pose to businesses such as miscommunication, loss of business, and cultural insults, there is critical important threat that many enterprises often fail to recognize.
Whenever an employee uses a free online translation tool, they may cause massive data privacy breaches by making the consumer data searchable. Data breaches as such mainly happen due to employee negligence looking for quick machine translation, and it can often put millions of customers’ sensitive data at exposed on the internet.
Companies thus struggle to find the right balance between enabling business and securing information. Without the capability of translating software, potentially hundreds, if not thousands, of employees could turn to free translation tools to get their content translated in turn making the content available online.
To start off 2018 right, we are participating in our first event of the year: The MANUSEC 2018 as an official sponsor.
The two-day event will take place on February 7th – 8th 2018 in Munich and will mainly focus on the innovations and advancements being made in Cyber Security for the manufacturing industry.
We therefore invite you to join us and attend our speaker session on February 7th at 11:50 AM UTC+1: “Keep your translated data safe by using a secure and tailored solution based on the latest AI innovations”
Our account manager Loïc RENE, in charge of the manufacturing and automotive industry will be your main contact there. Please feel free to get in touch with him before or during the event to arrange a meeting onsite.
We cannot wait to meet you there! Benefit from 25% off with the code SYSTRAN25 at online registration.