Organisations operating across state lines must now track exposure under and establish compliance with an ever-growing list of state-based data protection frameworks. Scalability will be a key factor in an organisation's overall data privacy “success.” 

Initial steps that can be taken to prepare for impending laws and establish flexible, scalable privacy programmes include reviewing existing data privacy measures, determining applicable laws and regulations, updating the organisation's data map and data protection assessment templates, and continuing support training and awareness programmes. 

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