“Learning from recent breaches and the need for a greater understanding of privacy in the enterprise, it’s time for companies to take a new, proactive approach to data management. Making data privacy decisions in a silo is no longer enough. Organizations must now implement robust data privacy practices that also involve their board members on an operational and technical level to protect themselves and their customers’ well-being.”

” To coordinate data policies with technical operations, companies need to form cross-functional teams that include the CTO or CISO and members of their privacy, risk, governance and compliance teams. A cross-functional team can create protocols that have somewhere to land from a technical and operational standpoint. This way, they’re not just putting something on paper — they’re able to actualize the process.”

Read the full piece, by Integris Software Founder & CEO Kristina Bergman, in Forbes.