Data privacy is all about protecting your business’ and your customers’ information, so it can’t be accessed by those who have no right to it, or people who pose a threat, like hackers.
You need to have data security measures in place to comply with the law, but other benefits include:
Privacy Policies(external link) — Digital Boost
Watch this video to find out how you can easily protect your data and meet your legal obligations.
Data & Privacy(external link) — Digital Boost
Between October and December 2021 data hacks cost Kiwi businesses $6.6 million. CERT NZ (Computer Emergency Recovery Team NZ) responded to 3,977 data breaches. Many of these affected small businesses like yours.
Cyber security company Symantec says 50% of small Kiwi businesses will experience a cyber-attack or an attempted attack as hackers look for vulnerable sites where data privacy is not effectively protected, and these are usually small businesses.
Check the privacy settings on your social media accounts regularly. If you don’t, you may be sharing more than just your name with people you don’t know.
Digital Boost is a free online learning platform funded by the government to help small Kiwi businesses grow their digital presence online. Through Digital Boost you can get useful, practical and free information and training on different ways you can protect your business from cyber risks.