Blog: Eight Privacy Promises
As experts in data protection, privacy and the GDPR, we wanted to share our knowledge with you to ensure your compliance journey is as simple as possible. With a clear understanding, data protection best practice will become a natural part of your organisation’s way of working - a benefit to you and your business.
So take a look over our GDPR and data protection resources below.
The Privacy Guy – Privacy Promise 8 – Privacy by design & by default
As everyone that has read his thoughts and watched his videos knows, The Privacy Guy is one seriously cultured individual. Without culture he would be nothing. He’d be an empty shell of a man. A man in an ill fitting grey suit with a clipboard, ticking boxes and shouting, “Computer says no!”. In short, he would be an unsuccessful man.
The Privacy Guy – Privacy Promise 7 – International
The rules in relation to personal data are different from country to country. This has the potential to make the lives of some companies complicated. Which rules apply? How can we make compliance easier? How can we make sure that personal information is protected, wherever it travels? What if the way we process personal information is right in one country, but wrong in another?
The Privacy Guy – Promise 6 – Security
You’ve got to keep personal information safe they say. What does that mean? How safe do you have to keep it? And how do I check whether it is safe enough? All good questions. But, you won’t find the answers in the GDPR, or any other data protection legislation. What you need is a little help from real data protection experts like The Privacy Guy.
The Privacy Guy – Privacy Promise 5 – Rights of Individuals
You’ve got to fight……… for your right………to privacy. Well, not any more. The GDPR has given individuals plenty of rights which they can exercise quickly and easily. Satisfying those rights is the tricky, time consuming part.
The Privacy Guy – Privacy Promise 4 – Safe Sharing
We all know someone who overshares, right? But, in such situations it isn’t your personal information the person is oversharing, it is theirs. In the world of privacy and data protection, it is our personal information that is being overshared. Sometimes it is sensitive personal information. And that’s far from great. In fact, it is against the law.
The Privacy Guy – Privacy Promise 3 – Transparency
This is where it starts to get uncomfortable for some organisations. ‘Transparency’ is the third of our Eight Privacy Promises. Once you have an accurate and up to date Inventory, you need to tell individuals what you do with their personal information and explain the rights those individuals have in relation to that personal information.
The Privacy Guy – Privacy Promise 2 – Inventory
The second of our Eight Privacy Promises. To comply with privacy rules including the GDPR and the CCPA your organisation needs an inventory of personal information. This basic (but sometimes difficult) step is one of the cornerstones of establishing and maintaining an effective privacy compliance programme. However, keeping track of your personal information is not as easy as keeping track of your employees, or your office equipment. Personal information moves quickly and easily and is often kept in multiple locations.
The Privacy Guy – Privacy Promise 1 – Awareness
The first of our Eight Privacy Promises. It is crucial to establishing and maintaining a culture of continuous compliance. Without awareness, people will not understand. If they don’t understand, they won’t care. And if they don’t care, people will not do what is needed to protect personal information and prevent a data breach.