Nobody sets out wanting to be unsuccessful. Likewise, nobody sets out with the intention of creating an unsuccessful data protection compliance programme. Nobody sets out with the intention of failing to prevent data breaches. But what does “success” really mean in data protection terms? At The Privacy Compliance Hub, we think it means when your people understand what personal data is. They know the basics and they care about them. And they know enough to ask questions when they know that something isn’t right. It is that culture that enables your organisation to achieve success and prevent data breaches.
Make your people understand, care and do
The people in your organisation need to understand what privacy by design and by default means. Once they understand, they will care. And if they care they will do what they can to help establish privacy by design and by default in your company culture. At The Privacy Compliance Hub, we provide a simple platform to make people understand and care. At its very heart is privacy by design and by default.
The comprehensive privacy compliance programme contained within our platform is based upon our unique Eight Privacy Promises. Helping everyone understand those Eight Privacy Promises is our very own Privacy Guy who guides you through what it means and what it takes to comply with the law.
Privacy Promise 8 – We build privacy into everything we do
This is the last of our Eight Privacy Promises. In other words, we promise to adopt a privacy by design and by default approach throughout our organisation. It may be the final promise, but it cuts across everything that an organisation does.
What The Privacy Guy needs you to understand
The Privacy Guy needs you to understand that you need to make your products and processes less privacy intrusive. Your staff need to understand that they should think about minimising or eliminating the use of personal data where possible.
You need to understand that privacy and data protection have to be at the forefront of decision making, not an afterthought. Privacy compliance needs to be embedded in your product development, procurement and processes.
All your staff need to understand that privacy and data protection are about much more than security. They are about keeping personal information safe, but they are also about giving individuals rights in relation to their personal information and making it easy for those individuals to exercise their rights.