Privacy Ref Blog

Your staff needs to be “privacy aware”

When it is all said and done, no matter what policies you put in place, no mater what procedures you define, no matter what documentation has been written to support your privacy program, it is worthless unless your organization’s staff is knows that these tools exist making them “privacy aware”. Here are a couple of horror stories:

You can find regulatory violations, brand damage, and direct lost business in these cases. In each of these situations either the person executing a process or the person who had created a process was not aware of the privacy issues being created. By stepping up privacy awareness efforts these situations could all have been avoided.

Please understand that I am not suggesting that everyone needs to be a privacy expert conversant in the nuances of the laws and industry regulations. However there is a need for employees to be “privacy aware” enough of your company’s privacy policy and practices when they create new policies, procedures, or provide training to newly hired employees.

There are several ways to improve privacy awareness that I will be discussing over the coming blog entries, but what approach do you have that you are willing to share?

  • author's avatar

    By: Bob Siegel

    Bob Siegel, the founder and President of Privacy Ref, Inc., has extensive professional experience in the development and improvement of privacy policies and procedures, the definition of performance metrics to evaluate privacy maturity, and the evaluation of compliance. He utilizes a combination of alignment, adaptability, and accountability strategies to guide organizations in achieving their privacy goals.

    He is a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional, awarded from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, with concentrations in U.S. private-sector law (CIPP/US), US public sector law (CIPP/G), European law (CIPP/E), and Canadian law (CIPP/C). He is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Privacy Technologist (CIPT).

    Siegel is a member of the IAPP faculty, has served on the Certification Advisory Board for the CIPM program the Publications Advisory Board.

    Siegel also writes the blog “Operational Privacy” on CSOonline.com

  • author's avatar

  • author's avatar

    Preparing your customer-facing staff
    Automation for Privacy
    Don’t Forget Basic Communication
    Top 6 Things For GDPR Procrastinators To Do
    Using GDPR as a framework for your privacy program (even if you are not in scope)

    See all this author’s posts

Privacy Ref provides consulting and assessment services to build and improve organizational privacy programs. For more information call Privacy Ref at (888) 470-1528 or email us at info@privacyref.com

Posted on September 24, 2012 by Bob Siegel
Tags: , ,

« »

No Responses

Comments are closed.


« »

Subscribe to our mailing list

Please fill out the form below.

Required

Want to find out more?

Simply go to the contact page, fill out the form, and someone from Privacy Ref will be in touch with you. You can also send an email to info@privacyref.com or call (888) 470-1528.

News

April 16, 2018

IAPP Training Classes
Privacy Ref is proud to announce that we are an official training partner of the IAPP. You now have the opportunity to learn from one of our knowledgeable privacy professionals using the most respected training content in the industry. The robust interactive training offered, aids in the understanding of critical privacy concepts. The contents of the courses are integral to obtaining your privacy certifications and to educate your new team. Learn more here.

Latest Blog Posts

September 21, 2018

Is Your Biometric Clock Ticking?
I recently read an article published on the Society for Human Resource Management’s website on the prevalence of biometrics in the employment context. Specifically, the author referenced a Spiceworks’ survey of IT professionals from February 2018 that provided, in my mind, surprising results. Continue reading this post...

Other Recent Posts

PRIVACY REF