Governance & Risk Management , Privacy , Video

ISACA Survey: Privacy in Practice 2023 Highlights

Privacy Expert Safia Kazi on Privacy Skills, Building Privacy by Design
Safia Kazi, privacy professional practices principal, ISACA

A new survey related to the privacy of the workforce, privacy skills and the future of privacy finds that organizations that always practice privacy by design are more likely to be completely or somewhat confident in their organization's ability to ensure the privacy of its sensitive data. Such organizations also are more likely to have their privacy strategy aligned with organizational objectives.

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According to ISACA's recently published "Privacy in Practice 2023" report, good privacy by design means "somebody from privacy having a seat at the table," says Safia Kazi, privacy professional practices principal at ISACA, a global association that provides IT professionals with knowledge, credentials, training and community in audit, governance, risk and privacy. "If you're working in procurement, it's pretty clear that having a privacy professional there before you begin a relationship with a third party, or as you're continuing your relationship, can be really helpful to ensure that vendors that you're working with support the privacy objectives that you have in mind."

"If you're more proactive about ensuring that privacy is involved from the beginning of your development or from new contracts, it can be really helpful to ensure that everybody - not just within the organization but anybody in your ecosystem - is acting in a way that aligns with what you want to do for privacy and what you want to do to protect your data subjects," she says.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Kazi discusses:

  • Key highlights from the report;
  • The state of organizational privacy worldwide;
  • How enterprises can build and practice privacy by design.

Kazi focuses on the development of ISACA's privacy-related resources, including books, white papers and review manuals. She has worked at ISACA for nine years, previously working on the ISACA Journal and developing the award-winning ISACA podcast. In 2021, she was a recipient of the AM&P Network's Emerging Leader award, which recognizes innovative association publishing professionals under the age of 35.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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