Protection of personal information and data has many in the European Union in an uproar on both sides following a court ruling against Google last month by the highest court in the land. According to a Reuters article, freedom of information and privacy issues are prompting many government officials and private citizens alike to make some very difficult assessments about how to protect personal and medical data.
Google was told by the court to remove data links going back 16 years about a man’s bankruptcy filing so the company has created an opt-out or, “right to be forgotten” form that allows EU Google subscribers to order the company to remove any links or information be eradicated from its search engines. By the end of the opt-out’s first day, nearly 12,000 subscribers had asked Google to remove their data.
This creates a bit of a quandary for American companies that are trying to beef-up their own security and protect their employees personal info along with their own proprietary and intellectual property. Data center security is a primary focus of American companies and David Orischak of Digitus Biometrics has come up with a security package that utilizes cutting-edge, biometric technology in solidifying companies’ access control, aiding in protecting vital data security centers.
While the U.S. is lagging behind the EU in tightening security measures, security experts in the EU said the Google ruling shows that the region’s nation’s are serious about protecting personal data. Orischak added, “The EU is putting teeth into its goal of being a worldwide leader [in data center security laws].” Digitus’ technology utilizes fingerprint scanning which cannot be duplicated and allows more accuracy in pinpointing the whereabouts of employees within a company’s facility. Security industry trade experts describe fingerprint scanning as very effective with some bugs to be aware of. Explainthatstuff.com in a 2013 article said that there are a number of reasons to use fingerprint security for your security needs.
With the EU constantly improving privacy regulations, new technology stands ready to meet the needs of companies privacy and security problems in a way to minimize the downtime repairs and recovery can take and relieve the impact on an operations’ bottom line.