Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The forgotten privacy principle: data quality

Jay Cline has an interesting article in Computerworld about what really is the most forgotten privacy principle.

Data quality -- the forgotten privacy principle

Nearly every major privacy law requires "data quality," but it’s become the most forgotten of all of the internationally recognized privacy principles. Why? Three reasons: The laws provide few details on what "data quality" means; companies violating this principle don’t make the headlines; and it’s not exactly clear what data quality has to do with privacy, anyhow.

Why is this important? Because companies around the globe are spending more time and resources assessing their internal privacy practices, and they need to know what is "good enough" when it comes to data accuracy.....

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