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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019: Digital Ethics and Privacy

Published: 13 March 2019

ID: G00377686

Analyst(s): Frank Buytendijk, Nader Henein, David Cearley, Bart Willemsen, Brian Burke


As global privacy regulations take hold, organizations face increasing risks in acquiring, securing and maintaining personal information. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must manage personal information ethically to earn trust and gain competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Digital Ethics and Privacy Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Digital Ethics and Privacy Fits in the Top 10
  • The Increasing Costs and Risks of Personal Data
    • Managing Vendor Risk
    • Adopt Privacy Engineering
    • Privacy Engineering Guidelines
    • Augmenting the Incident Response Plan for a Privacy Breach
    • Apply an Ethical Approach to the Management of Personal Data
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

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