Sensitive Files in International Deals

sensitive files in international transactions are a growing concern for corporate executives. These files, often categorized as hypersensitive as they are the crown jewels of a business and carry higher risk of being exposed in the wrong hands. No matter if it’s financial data such as personal information, trade secrets, any type of sensitive file could become a victim for cybercriminals.

The loss, misuse or unauthorized access to sensitive data could negatively impact the national security, the effectiveness of federal programs or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under the Privacy Act. See also controlled non-classified information (CUI).

Information of moderate sensitivity is data that is legally required to be protected, but whose leakage would only cause minor harm for the people or organizations concerned. Examples include the building plans, donor records, information about intellectual property, information about IT services, visas, and other travel documents as well as security information.

A global company needs to identify which of its data falls under PHI under HIPAA or GDPR, and make sure it’s stored and transferred efficiently.

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