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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?

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
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