Protecting Sensitive Files in International Deals

When businesses are in the process of negotiating international deals, they frequently share confidential information with each other. This can include financial information, business operations or numbers of inventory. By putting in place procedures to safeguard sensitive information companies can ensure confidence with their partners and prevent leaks.

Based on the degree of risk, various protocols can be utilized to safeguard the information. Highly sensitive data can pose an extremely risk to an individual or an organization should it be compromised. It should be restricted to the authorized personnel to handle it. This includes personally identifiable information (PII) and confidential employee data and board documents.

Moderate sensitivity data comprises data that the government has a legal obligation under law to safeguard, but the disclosure of this type of information will only cause minor harm to the individuals and organizations affected. This includes information about building plans, donors' records, and information on IT services.

International deals that contain sensitive files are a growing concern for business executives. These files are the most valuable assets of a business and could be at risk of falling into the wrong hands because they contain financial information, personal information, or operating secrets. This kind of information, when lost, misused or accessed illegally, could negatively impact the security of the nation and federal programs, as well as the privacy rights that individuals have under the Privacy Act. This type of information could also be referred to as controlled nonclassified information (CUI). To protect these files, companies must ensure that they are properly tagged and cataloged, and stored effectively across boundaries.

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