Former White House Senior Privacy Advisor Marc Groman, CIPP/US, believes the U.S. lacks urgency with prioritizing privacy and data security, the Federal News Network reports. In an episode of the Cyber Chat podcast, Groman said when U.S. companies seek to grow their production and subsequent sales, privacy and security are not considered within that evolution. “When it comes to protecting the perimeter and protecting our networks, we’re still — in some cases — at data security 101,” Groman said. “We don’t incentivize data security enough. The incentive is to get your database up and running and I have been in more meetings than I can count where decisions were made to cut security.” Groman added that the U.S. is “a decade late” on improving privacy policies and security and that the country will “end up in a place that almost none of us are going to like” if the lack of action continues.
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