Thursday, August 6, 2009

The ying and yang of information—one man’s needed email is another man’s lawsuit liability.

For all information there are competing interests around managing it. For example, in a Wall Street Journal article the issue addressed was the need to keep less and less information to be protected against loss of customer personal identifiable data. The title said it all, “New Payment-Card Data Mantra is ‘Don’t Need It, Don’t Store It'”, WSJ Sept. 16, 2008. So while an employee wants to keep it for business purposes, the privacy officer says less is more.