Personal and business information and details need to be protected at all times and at every transaction. The capture and generation of critical and sensitive data is a regular occurrence which is why quality and thorough data protection is fundamental to governments, businesses and individuals.
A role that requires experience in data protection demands a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of data protection law and regulations. This relates to the collection, usage, protection, sharing, handling and disposal of sensitive data. Data protection promotes an increase in privacy and information security, and it reduces risk and optimises data protection. The ability to utilise IT governance frameworks and data protection privacy impact assessments are a beneficial element to this skill.
Roles within IT security can vary depending on the size of the organisation and whether the skill is required across a department or the whole business.