Magazine article Information Management

NIST Releases Draft on Privacy Risk Management

Magazine article Information Management

NIST Releases Draft on Privacy Risk Management

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The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released for public comment the draft"Privacy Risk Management for Federal Information Systems," which, among other things, establishes a common vocabulary and a risk model for assessing privacy risk in information systems.

"Risk management methods provide systematic ways to identify and address risk and have proven effective in areas such as cybersecurity, safety and finance," says Naomi Lefkovitz, senior privacy policy advisor at NIST. "We see a great deal of potential for these methods to help agencies design and manage federal information systems that minimize risks to privacy."

Lefkovitz told LegalTech News that the impetus for the framework stemmed from a need to deal with the challenges of protecting personal data. …

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