Privacy by Design (PbD)
As a company Biz-Zone regularly receives and works with information from our clients that contains personal information. To help better protect our clients and the people from whom they collect information, we have chosen to adopt Privacy by Design (PbD) in our company.
proactive not reactive: preventative not remedial
Biz-Zone has adopted a preventative approach to receiving and managing sensitive data, by using data encryption as a control to protect sensitive data that our company receives and manages, which includes customer databases that may contain sensitive information about personal information, financial information, health information and login credentials.
Privacy as the Default Setting
Privacy Embedded into Design
Biz-Zone provides cloud-based database software and we have embedded tracking controls and logs controls into the core design of our products. Our software product, Association DNA, has taken this to a new level and embedded Privacy by Design protection to every single field, action, module and report within the product.
Full Functionality – Positive-Sum, not Zero-Sum
The biggest privacy risk comes from our clients, who sometimes do not understand the correct way to handle sensitive information. To create a positive-sum, our company has embedded privacy practices into our process that begins with providing clients with easy to follow instructions and tools to securely deliver information and flows through to training and use of our software.
End-to-End Security — Full Lifecycle Protection
Visibility and Transparency – Keep it Open
Biz-Zone recognizes that while critical system elements that could result in a security breach must be kept strictly confidential, it is also important to also allow for independent verification that our privacy controls are in place and working. To ensure that our system is secure yet open, we have engaged an external firm with privacy and security expertise, Informatica Corporation, to first ensure that our entire programming team is trained on Privacy by Design principals and to secondly provide an independent, confidential verification that our privacy controls are in place and working.
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Respect for User Privacy – Keep it User-Centric
The biggest risk for a privacy breach comes from users, who are at risk of either accidentally exposing their data by sending it through an insecure channel or accidentally creating access points to sensitive data, resulting from things like using weak username/password combinations or accidentally exposing their login credentials. Biz-Zone addresses this risk by building in user-centric controls that are designed to protect users from themselves, by combining user-friendly interfaces, with training and strong privacy controls.