A number of compliance standards hinge on identifying and protecting Personal Information. This Personal Information can take many forms including Personal Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and Sensitive Personal Information (SPI).
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the newest compliance standard sweeping the industry. However existing compliance standards such as HIPPA , GLBA and FERPA all require strict controls of personal data. Fines for violating compliance skyrocket with GDPR.
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