Check all possible basis for your liability in case of not protecting data
Think, how your role in a data breach can impact your career
Imagine how much time and effort can be wasted if a violation occurs
Answer, why do you protect your data to better understand others
First reason to protect data is liability. Even though most laws are binding to your employer, you as a staff member are responsible as well. If there are internal duties, there could be disciplinary proceedings. If you made formal commitments, such as to confidentiality, there could be contractual liability. Also, there is growing number of laws referring directly to you. Unlawful processing of data, including data sharing, obtaining, making copies could be prosecuted – and the number of such cases grows along with social awareness.
Second reason to protect data is your job itself. Apart from liability, you want to earn your pay and maybe some bonus. You want to get good opinions and advance with your career. If that is the case, you certainly do not want any data protection breach affect your plans.
Third reason to protect data is related to time- and cost- effectiveness. If there are privacy issues, you want to deal with them smoothly and comprehensively, to be able to focus on your job. If the issue is not addressed, there may be complaints and proceedings which make things even worse.
Fourth reason to protect data is respect and a will to maintain good relationships. You probably care about your data, especially for what could be used to damage your reputation, finances or even steal your identity. You use all those PINs and passwords just to protect it.
There are people who already suffered negative consequences like stalking or intimidation. Try to understand them, even if some requests seem excessive.
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