Use Case: Risk & Compliance


In response to many of the high-profile data breaches where personal information has been exposed—think Yahoo’s 3 billion accounts being stolen or Cambridge Analytica’s harvesting data from 87 million Facebook users—governments around the world are expanding regulations to protect consumers.* Not only must companies comply with rules for proper handling of their customers’ data while it is being processed or stored, either by their organization or third parties, they are also increasingly held responsible if that data is lost, breached, or misused.

Data privacy regulations are expanding, with high-profile laws like EU GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act. The resulting impact to your organization is reshaping security, privacy, and compliance processes to mitigate risk for your customer’s personal data. One challenge of new regulations is the need to protect your proprietary information when you use third party tools and services to search for it and identify it on the internet; turning over your information in the open to a partner create another point of potential privacy violations.

With this expanded regulatory environment, risk and compliance professionals continue to balance the need for automation and efficiency with the security of their data. Working with each of the data owners within each department is difficult, and the requirement to quantify, identify, and then manage the risks associated with keeping their digital data secure can be a daunting task. With Matchlight, risk and compliance professionals can proactively monitor for sensitive employee or customer data, immediately mitigating the risk if that data should ever be detected across the open, deep, or dark web.

New York Times, All 3 Billion Yahoo Accounts Were Affected by 2013 Attack (2017)
New York Times, Facebook Says Cambridge Analytica Harvested Data of Up to 87 Million Users (2018)

Only 8% of businesses are prepared for the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect January 1, 2020.*

*Source: PossibleNow, CCPA Readiness Survey: August 2019

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Matchlight Helps You Manage Risk and Maintain Compliance With Privacy Laws

Matchlight’s Digital Risk Protection solution provides comprehensive monitoring across all of your sensitive information and digital assets that pose the greatest risk of misuse, fraud, and loss. Monitor and detect if your customer and employee personal information, including social security numbers and credit card numbers, are exposed across the web. And immediately identify misuse or fraud of your executives, brand, and corporate identities.

Use Matchlight to Manage Risk and Maintain Compliance with features including: