PDS Benefits Individuals and Businesses
PDS makes it easier for individuals to exercise their digital privacy rights by providing a central location where businesses can fulfill deletion requests automatically. This saves businesses the expense and risk of paying for stale address data that can cost them billions of dollars each year.
The central government, through FCI, was responsible for procurement, storage, transportation and bulk allocation of food grains to State Governments. However operational responsibilities including identification of eligible families, issuance of ration cards and oversight of Fair Price Shops (FPS) were the responsibility of the State Governments.
1. Reduced Costs
The PDS system is a critical part of the Indian government’s food security network, but it faces many operational inefficiencies that limit its effectiveness. For example, there are large leakages of food grains during transportation and from ration shops into the black market. Additionally, the system often fails to reach poor families because it is difficult to identify who is truly needy.
The PDS system also creates a dependency among beneficiaries, which can lead to a lack of motivation. Lastly, the system is expensive to implement and maintain. To improve the PDS, it is important to reduce costs through technological innovation. One way to do this is by implementing DBT. This approach can help reduce costs by minimizing the amount of data that needs to be stored and protected. It can also reduce privacy risks by allowing individuals to control their personal information and who can access it. This is important because it can save millions of dollars in monetary fines for violations of the nation’s privacy laws.
2. Reduced Risks
A recent study showed that the combination of PDS and indomethacin significantly reduced the incidence and severity of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) in patients at high risk. The authors believe that PDS reduces PEP through both pharmacological and mechanical mechanisms. Indomethacin acts as an inhibitor of cyclooxygenase, neutrophil-endothelial interactions and phospholipase A2, which is involved in the production of proinflammatory mediators. Moreover, the use of PDS provides prophylaxis for other proposed mechanisms of PEP, including chemical, allergic and enzymatic.
PDS uses CyberArk Privilege Cloud to secure the credentials for 2,000 IT staff members who work in the company’s national support office and its supported dental practices. In addition, CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager protects 5,000 laptops and mobile devices that are used by these team members. Prior to deploying CyberArk, users often had local admin rights on their devices. This made it easy for them to install software, but also created a security gap that attackers could exploit.
3. Increased Customer Satisfaction
The benefits of PDS to individuals are clear. What is less obvious to businesses is that the benefits for them are even more profound, as people’s restored trust in how their data is used means they share more personal information with companies that provide more efficient tools to manage it.
For example, one PDS-supported dental practice uses Box for sharing files and collaborating with colleagues from its five national support offices and 5,000 laptops and roaming devices across the US, UK and Australia. Previously, the company had a system that stored files on on-premises file servers and required a VPN to access them when away from the office. This model was cumbersome and difficult to use, so it was often skirted by team members who saved files on their local drives instead.
Since switching to Box, the company has been able to save $5,000 a month on data storage and enable intuitive collaboration that is secure and compliant. It’s become a central hub for sharing content, with integrations to other tools including Workday, Okta, Salesforce and RingCentral.
4. Increased Compliance
PDS provides information, advice and assistance to managers officials and human resources specialists on all aspects of the position classification system. The agency also conducts desk audits and serves as a resource on salary administration issues.
A major benefit of integrating with a PDS is increased compliance with data privacy laws. Individuals can exercise their rights to erasure by simply updating their personal data in a central location, and businesses will be required to fulfill these requests promptly. This helps minimize the cost of stale data, which costs businesses billions each year. For example, every text message sent to an old phone number or email delivered to an outdated address is a waste of resources and money. With PDS, these stale data updates can be eliminated. This can significantly reduce the risk of legal fines and penalties. Additionally, it can help improve business operations and efficiency. For instance, dealerships that utilize a PDS certified solution for vehicle specifications can use real-time VIN lookups to obtain factory specs on units in inventory. This can improve service repair time estimates and schedules.