Fully implementing a privacy policy in your organisation can be a huge task. It is vital that you take a well-structured approach to the task at hand, which takes into account all your priorities. Privacy governance means that you incorporate a privacy policy throughout your organisation in a well-structured manner. By taking steps in a logical order, communicating clearly on several levels and drawing up a consistent policy, you will avoid non-compliance with requirements arising from privacy legislation.

Privacy governance: why?

It is not easy to get a grip on all the ways in which personal data are processed in your organisation. If you wish to treat the privacy of personal details with proper care, your organisation will have to be prepared accordingly. This requires a well-structured and programmatic approach. A privacy governance programme will help your organisation deal with privacy and personal data protection in a consistent and coordinated manner. You may choose to use a privacy governance programme to demonstrate that your organisation deals with personal details in a responsible manner (accountability).

Privacy governance programme: eight aspects

In drawing up and implementing a privacy policy, Considerati will focus on eight aspects which will have to be mapped out in order to arrive at a successful privacy governance programme. These eight aspects provide a clear framework for taking concrete actions. These eight aspects are based on the legal requirements of current and future privacy legislation (General Data Protection Regulation), international privacy protection standards such as the OECD Guidelines and the AICPA Generally Accepted Privacy Principles, and Considerati’s own extensive experience of privacy consultancy.

The eight aspects of a sound privacy governance programme:

  1. Leadership
  2. Management and responsibility (accountability)
  3. Legitimacy
  4. Privacy culture and the creation of privacy awareness
  5. Security
  6. Product and service design
  7. Transparency
  8. Monitoring and enforcement

For more information, see our Privacy Compliance and Governance White Paper.

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Bart Schermer

Partner

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Martine Wubben

Senior Legal Consultant