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Dvara Analysis Weblog | A customer-centric framework to implement knowledge safety in monetary companies


Beni Chugh & Srikara Prasad (Dvara Analysis) &

The Knowledge Safety Council of India[1]


Clients’ private knowledge has develop into central to how monetary service suppliers (FSPs) (i.e., regulated entities and intermediating service suppliers) ship their companies. Processing private knowledge helps FSPs higher assess clients’ wants and supply extra amenable monetary companies. Nevertheless, FSPs can put clients’ security in danger from completely different sorts of hurt in the event that they course of knowledge with out sufficient knowledge safety safeguards.[2] The potential for these dangers breeds distrust and apprehension about FSPs and monetary companies amongst clients except they’re reassured of security.

Many knowledge safety frameworks present a set of ideas that are supposed to information suppliers in the direction of implementing safeguards. Nevertheless, these ideas are sometimes summary and troublesome to place into observe. Extra importantly, these ideas don’t information suppliers in the direction of implementing safeguards in a means that earns the purchasers’ belief.

To handle these gaps Dvara Analysis, with the Knowledge Safety Council of India (DSCI), co-developed two privateness handbooks directed at FSPs within the insurance coverage and banking sector. The handbooks assist FSPs implement knowledge safety in a customer-centric method all through the information lifecycle, together with in legacy programs. The handbooks construct on world knowledge safety frameworks and finest practices, and inputs from FSPs, knowledge safety specialists, and different stakeholders within the insurance coverage and banking sectors.

Whereas the handbooks are set within the context of insurance coverage and banking sectors, the ideas are broadly relevant to all FSPs that interface with clients and course of their private knowledge. These privateness handbooks present 4 essential inputs to FSPs. They:

  1. Present a set of ideas and detailed motion factors for FSPs

    to implement knowledge safety safeguards at every stage of the shopper journey and knowledge lifecycle in a means that builds clients’ belief.

  2. Current a ready-to-use self-assessment guidelines that FSPs can use

    to determine the gaps of their framework and perceive how they will handle them to higher adjust to regulatory tips and globally recognised knowledge safety ideas.

The privateness handbooks, together with an summary of every handbook, can be found right here. We welcome suggestions from monetary sector suppliers, knowledge safety and knowledge safety practitioners, and buyer safety specialists in the direction of bettering the handbook


[1] The authors from the DSCI workforce embrace Varun Sen Bahl (affiliated with Nasscom on the time of publication), Anisha Koshy (affiliated with DSCI on the time of publication), and Anand Krishnan (affiliated with the CSSF India Cyber Program on the time of publication).

[2] Knowledge Justice Lab, Knowledge Hurt File, 2020, https://datajusticelab.org/data-harm-record/.

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