What is law enforcement and how confidential is customer data being protected? Law enforcement requests come from the police, FBI, and other law enforcement organizations via email, phone, letter or other confidential means of communication in acquiring customer identity or transaction activities. Every business has the responsibility to respond and coordinate with the law enforcement community and follow legal processes, at the same time protecting your customer’s confidential data.
This is a crucial subject for arguments, where as a business you need to have in place the right company policies and procedures based on the legal processes and laws, providing training to the employees on how to safeguard customer data. You have to stay in consent with all rules and regulations related to law enforcement requests and your consumer’s data privacy as well.
Government & Law Enforcement
Government law enforcement agencies seeking customer information for legal purposes should set up a special wing or entity to provide adequate information in encrypted format regarding products, services, sales, customer data, and activities.
International companies set up different legal entities in different countries to collect, analyze, and store information of product, sales, retail, customer data, online stores, and activities. This information is stored in an encrypted format and provided to the law enforcement agencies within a specific jurisdiction by considering data protection laws, personal information and protection acts. Customers are king of business and customers have the right to know about law enforcement and data. Organizations should publish a manual that complies with legal entities within their specific jurisdiction.
Government and law enforcement information requests in emergency circumstances like criminal offenses, domestic violence, financial fraud, and anti-social activities are an exception. The United States Electronic Communication Privacy Act – ECPA is an example.
Companies must have a centralized system for collecting, tracking, processing, and responding to law enforcement requests from government(s) and other law enforcement communities. A trained legal entity should review and analyze the legal requests based on particular government laws. In short, curiosities and tensions over the confidential customer and business data are irrelevant, whether the data comes to a matter of legal concern it should be given to legal authorities.
Data privacy and security policies of the government
The government enacts various laws and policies to protect personal data. Data privacy and information security have become the most relevant consumer protection issue in the information economy, where the government and judiciary give priority to the rights to privacy all over the world.
Indian courts – “Privacy, in its simplest sense, allows each human being to be left alone in a core which is inviolable.”
The right to privacy is as important as the Right to Life and Right to Liberty.
Right to Privacy is considered as the fundamental right to an Indian citizen. Law enforcement requests and government intrusions are happening over the privacy of citizens only when they break the law.
Still, confused with data privacy and data security?
Data privacy is focused on the use and governance of individual data. Various laws and policies are created to ensure data collection, processes, storage systems, and data erasing mechanisms are conducted properly. Data privacy ensures confidentiality in data processing, on the other hand, data security protects confidential data from hacking, cyber-attacks, and manipulation of stolen data for profit. Security is essential for protecting data.
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