Too often business leaders see privacy as a legal issue, even though lawyers rarely make decisions about how data is handled. “Privacy is the collective responsibility of the entire organisation,” Karima adds. “It’s not the responsibility of lawyers and it’s not a one person job.”
Good privacy practices require a cultural shift. One where the question – what does that mean for privacy? – is asked as a matter of course. It’s a change driven by a leadership team that makes clear that it cares about privacy. And it’s a way of working guided by an easy-to-use, structured programme like the Privacy Compliance Hub.
It’s past time that privacy was given a place at the top table. If you’d like to find out more about where to start, we can help.
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This month’s privacy news
- West Ham United has had a second data breach, revealing personal details of account holders to other users.
- Staff working on Test and Trace were told to use their personal email addresses to share details of cases with managers.
- Controversial facial recognition technology company Clearview is being sued in California and Illinois for automatically scraping people’s images online.
- The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has opened an investigation into the social app Clubhouse after a petition called for regulatory intervention.
- Retailer FatFace has been criticised for sending a ‘strictly private and confidential’ email to customers about a data breach that occurred in January.
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We look forward to helping you establish a culture of continuous privacy compliance.
Nigel & Karima
Co-Founders of The Privacy Compliance Hub