At Workday, privacy isn’t just a word, it’s an action—in fact, it’s a broad range of actions that we undertake on a daily basis. As we’ve previously detailed, privacy protections have been a fundamental component of our services since day one. Building on our robust privacy program, and the key privacy principles we embrace in our efforts to support customers, we’ve been working with policymakers and technology industry leaders to provide adequate protection for all.
Globally, this means collaborating with different countries, companies, and leaders to ensure the free flow of data across borders. This is enabled by our commitment to maintaining compliance with the highest standards and certifications around the world. In the United States, specifically, our efforts are focused on ensuring a comprehensive, national privacy law–which fosters trust, innovation, and economic growth–is put in place in the near term. That’s why we’ve outlined our perspective to help guide this process in a paper titled, “Accounting for Enterprise Cloud Technologies in U.S. Privacy Legislation,” which we’ll detail more below.
Before we jump into our thoughts on U.S. privacy legislation, we want to provide an update on what we’ve been doing within the industry, around the globe, and at Workday as we remain committed to ensuring adequate privacy protections for all.
With more than 14 years invested in understanding data privacy, enhancing protections, and maintaining compliance with comprehensive global privacy standards, we decided now would be a great time to share some of the insights we’ve gained along the way. So, we published a white paper titled, “Accounting for Enterprise Cloud Technologies in U.S. Privacy Legislation,” which explains why we believe there’s an urgent and critical need for federal privacy legislation. It also offers guidance on how we—in the U.S.—can map toward achieving comprehensive data privacy protection for all, in the very near future.
Our hope is that the vision we’ve articulated in-depth—which we released publicly today—will inspire and inform those who are navigating the complexities of developing a federal law that balances emerging technologies and economic growth with the safeguards needed to ensure data privacy protections.
A couple of key themes highlighted within the recently published paper include:
We feel it’s vitally important to keep privacy in-focus, whether that means publishing our guidance for the future of national privacy legislation or taking action through other global initiatives to drive progress. Stay tuned for updates on this timely topic!