This IDC Perspective highlights that as data and analytics usage is expanding rapidly in state and local governments, and with it the challenge and importance of complying with regulations. This is especially true when it comes to the subjects of privacy, security, and acceptable usage. As the technology advances, so must the law to make sure that agencies and the tools they use are guided by the complex and rapidly evolving regulatory environment. Knowing where to start and engaging all stakeholders early in a data-centric initiative can help ensure constituents are protected.
"For too many analytics projects, regulatory compliance can be an afterthought or considered while a project is already in flight. Thinking about the law in regard to data use and privacy protection while in the planning phase can reduce project delays and cost," says Curt Savoie, director, Global Smart Cities and Communities.
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