Why you might use DLP:
- Enforce company data policies: For example, if your organization has a policy against sending credit card information over email, DLP can help enforce that policy by quarantining emails that break policy and notifying the administrator.
- Protect sensitive information and prevent data breaches: Block sensitive customer data from being sent via email, maliciously or on accident.
- Remain compliant: While not required to remain HIPAA compliant, DLP can prevent breaches and information leaks that could lead to a data breach and violate HIPAA regulations.
- Protect personal information and critical business information: Prevent sensitive data (like PHI and contact information) as well as critical business information or intellectual property (like data reports, collateral sheets) from leaving your organization.
- Avoid a costly data breach: Avoid breaches that can have a financial impact from revenue loss, reputational damage, and legal action.