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The NIST Privacy Framework: What It Is And What It Means For You

2:30pm - 3:30pm Monday, February 11
Orlando - Hyatt Regency
Hyatt - Regency Ballroom Q


In an increasingly connected and complex environment, it is a challenge to design, operate, or use technologies in ways that are mindful of diverse privacy needs. While good cybersecurity practices help manage privacy risk through the protection of people’s information, privacy risks can also arise from how organizations collect, store, use, and share this information to meet their mission or business objective. The Department of Commerce is developing a U.S. approach to privacy, that supports innovation and strong consumer privacy protections. Pursuant to this goal, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a voluntary privacy framework as an enterprise risk management tool to assist organizations with better management of privacy risks within their diverse environments and increase trust in products and services.  In this session, learn from Naomi Lefkovitz, who is leading the Privacy Framework development, 1) what to expect from the Privacy Framework; 2) what the status is; and 3) how you can contribute to its development!

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify what to expect from the Privacy Framework and how it could benefit your organization
  • Discuss the current state of the Privacy Framework and its timeline for publication
  • Outline NIST’s process for developing a privacy framework and how you can contribute