Sensitive Files in International Deals

The sensitive nature of documents in international transactions are a growing concern for corporate executives. These files, which are often classified as hypersensitive or sensitive, are the most valuable assets of a company and are at increased risk when they are exposed to the wrong hands. Cybercriminals are able to target any sensitive file that contains financial information, personal data or trade secrets.

The loss, misuse, and unauthorized access to sensitive data could affect national security, federal programs, and the privacy that individuals are entitled to under the Privacy Act. Check out controlled unclassified data (CUI).

Moderate sensitivity information is information that has a legal obligation to guard however, the disclosure of this information will only cause minor harm to the individuals and organizations affected. Examples include building plans information, individual donor records, intellectual property information IT service information, visa and other travel documents, and security information.

A company with global operations needs to identify which of its data falls under PHI category under HIPAA or GDPR and to ensure it’s stored and transferred efficiently.