Healthcare devices generate a tremendous amount of data. Too much, in the minds of some doctors, who worry the flood of information generated not only by devices in healthcare settings but also by emerging "recreational" health monitors and in-home health tech, can lead to "data overload" that will cause providers to lose the forest for the trees and misdiagnose patients. Healthcare IT professionals also fret about the challenge of storing and analyzing this fire hose-volume stream of data. And for good reason. The so-called "internet of everything" – networked products which in the healthcare field run the gamut from pacemakers to MRI machines – is expected to generate a staggering 507.5 zettabytes (that's 507.5 trillion gigabytes) of data by 2019.
2018’s new consumer data privacy laws are business critical. Unfortunately, just when you thought you had the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) figured out, along comes the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to open up Pandora's box again. Well, we're here to help you sort out both laws. We decided to kill two birds with one stone: tackling the California Consumer Privacy Act & GDPR at the same time.
Last week Starwood resorts, a recently acquired subsidiary of Marriott, reported that the information for approximately 350M customers was breached.