As more of our daily lives go online and the data we share is used in new and innovative ways, privacy and security have become important trust and reputation issues. This week on Edelman Editions Matt Hurst, managing director of our technology practice meets with Jonathan Hargreaves, head of technology, EMEA and Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute to discuss the increasing data security and privacy risks businesses and organisations are open to. Businesses are now expected to be transparent in the way in which information is protected and managed to avoid data breaches and privacy mishaps which are becoming increasingly apparent in the headlines.
Edelman has recently launched its Privacy Risk Index which helps organizations around the world, better understand security and privacy risk and its impact on corporate reputation. Consumers want to know what´s happening to their data and have expectations about how their privacy is managed. The ePRI was developed in partnership with the Ponemon Institute and is the first global index to compare the level of privacy risk being faced by organizations in 29 different countries and regions with responses from 6,400 risk managers, security professionals and IT Pros.