As data protection laws popped up around the world, many armed with strict penalties for noncompliance, organizations quickly realized they had to be proactive to meet those regulatory requirements. Staying on top of those compliance requirements meant pouring significant financial resources into comprehensive privacy programs. As the legislative landscape evolves, have those privacy investments yielded positive returns on investment? According to Cisco's 2020 data privacy benchmark study, the answer is yes. In this piece for The Privacy Advisor, IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, spoke with Cisco's Robert Waitman, CIPP/US, about the report. While ROI has been positive for almost all organizations, Waitman explains why those with mature privacy programs have seen the strongest returns so far.
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