200 million-record breach: Why collecting too much data raises risk

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If you don’t collect it, no one can steal it.

Sometimes the best way to secure customer data is not to collect it in the first place. While it can be tempting to “collect it all” just in case, most enterprises need far less data on their users to market to them effectively. Reducing the amount of data collected means that in the inevitable event of a breach, the repercussions will be far less severe.

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