Onna at BoxWorks 2020: Staying Ahead of Privacy Law Changes

This year, we had the pleasure of hosting a session at BoxWorks Digital 2020 — An entirely virtual conference put on by Box to help businesses unleash their best work. From fireside chats with notable leaders to live demos of cutting-edge technology, BoxWorks was filled with insights, tips, and tricks from the best of the best in tech. 

Our session, “Staying Ahead of Privacy Law Changes” was presented by Terry Ellis, Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Box Governance, Leah Perry, Sr. Director and Global Head of Privacy and Policy at Box, and our very own Head of Product, Eric Liou. Our speakers came together to explore the evolving privacy law landscape and how organizations can use technologies like Onna Compliance and Box to secure sensitive information, detect threats early on, and find what you need when it matters most.

Here’s what we learned:

  • It’s predicted that by 2023, 65% of the world’s population will have its personal information covered under modern privacy regulations, up from 10% today.
  • Over 100 countries have privacy laws and 60 jurisdictions have storage localization requirements, breach notification obligations, and intimate management standards. However, each country and sector has variances in what those laws are. 
  • The shift to remote work has caused a huge uptick in the adoption of collaboration/editing tools, video conferencing tools, and messaging tools in the workplace. Millions of people share their data across these apps, making it difficult to locate PII and sensitive information across it all.
  • Between the growing complexity of privacy laws and an increase of disjointed applications in the workplace, organizations risk staggering fines and reputational damage for not having control over their data. It’s never been more critical to have encryption in the cloud, early threat detection, and an automated process for finding and collecting the data you need. 
  • In the lens of privacy, a huge part of data collection is handling Data Subject Access Requests or DSARS. These requests come from a data subject to be provided with a copy of the personal data being processed by the organization, an explanation of the purposes for which personal data is being used, and even a request for deletion or exercising their “right to be forgotten.”
  • As privacy laws like GDPR and CCPA continue to strengthen, having a process in place to respond to these requests is key. This is where Box and Onna come in.
  • Together, Onna and Box can help you manage DSAR requests amongst your team, find what you need by searching across data from all of your workplace applications, and package data for review and export in a secure, private, and seamless way. Here’s an overview of how it works below:

Between all the amazing content to the big unveiling of Onna Compliance, Boxworks 2020 was a success. We’re excited to bring our customers a new level of visibility and control over their data. If you want to learn more about our solutions or see the platform in action, reach out to us here.