A STRUCTURED APPROACH TO PRIVACY MANAGEMENT: GETTING STARTED

Many privacy and data protection Regulators around the world have written guideline papers that promote the building of a privacy management program. However, these guideline papers do not address how to resource the building and maintaining of privacy management throughout the organization. Privacy offices grapple with the challenge of finding enough resources to allocate for privacy management. The challenges include communicating organizational privacy management, leveraging and motivating individuals throughout the organization, and justifying the business case to obtain the necessary resources. Even then, how to best allocate the available resources to maximize privacy management has historically been more of an art and less of a systematic approach. Whoever is assigned the responsibility for privacy in the organization, be it the Privacy Officer or an individual with some other title, that person has the initial challenge of asking “Where do I start?”

There are a wide variety of approaches promoted to start privacy management, such as beginning with a data privacy inventory, a governance structure, or conducting a risk assessment. The challenge with these traditional approaches is that not all organizations have the resources or the business case to begin their privacy management with these steps. Nymity’s research has resulted in a three step process for getting started with structured privacy management that works for all organizations. It is independent of the amount of resources available, level of initial expertise of the Privacy Officer, jurisdiction, industry/sector, and size of organization.

Three Steps for Getting Started with Structured Privacy Management:

STEP 1: BASELINE

Baseline existing privacy management and resources available in the organization.

STEP 2: STRATEGY

Select from two strategies: Compliance Strategy or Accountability Strategy.

STEP 3: PLAN

Create a plan based on the resources available and the Strategy selected.

The structured approach to getting started detailed in this manual is based on three elements:

RESPONSIBILITY: The organization maintains effective privacy management consisting of ongoing privacy management activities.

OWNERSHIP: An individual is answerable for the management and monitoring of the privacy management activities.

EVIDENCE: Documentation enables demonstration of ongoing maintenance of privacy management activities.

This manual is supported by Nymity’s practical Privacy Management Accountability Workbook “Workbook” to help you implement structured privacy management throughout your organization. Together, they help Privacy Officers create a definitive privacy management program, justify additional resources, and best allocate the resources to effectively achieve the privacy management strategy established by the privacy office.

Getting Started Manual

Nymity’s research has resulted in a three step process for getting started with structured privacy management that works for all organizations. It is independent of the amount of resources available, level of initial expertise of the Privacy Officer, jurisdiction, industry/sector and size of organization.


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Getting Started Manual

Privacy Management Accountability Workbook

This manual is supported by Nymity’s practical Privacy Management Accountability Workbook to help you implement structured privacy management throughout your organization. Together, they help Privacy Officers create a definitive privacy management program to effectively achieve the privacy management strategy established by the privacy office.

DOWNLOAD
Privacy Management Accountability Workbook

ACCOMPANYING SOLUTIONS

Nymity Benchmarks™ empowers you to statistically and confidentially report on the status of your privacy management compared with other organizations, based on a set of processes and activities common to privacy programs all over the world.


Nymity Templates™ contains a wide range of downloadable resources designed for the privacy office to take privacy management to the next level, in any organization. Nymity Templates are designed as guidance for the Privacy Office to implement over 130 privacy management activities within a privacy program.

Three Steps for Getting Started with Structured Privacy Management:

Step 1: Baseline -> Baseline existing privacy management and resources available in the organization.
Step 2: Strategy -> Select from two strategies: Compliance Strategy or Accountability Strategy.
Step 3: Plan -> Create a plan based on the resources available and the Strategy selected.

The structured approach to getting started detailed in this manual is based on three elements:

Responsibility -> The organization maintains effective privacy management consisting of ongoing privacy management activities.
Ownership -> An individual is answerable for the management and monitoring of the privacy management activities.
Evidence -> Documentation enables demonstration of ongoing maintenance of privacy management activities.

Getting Started Manual

Nymity’s research has resulted in a three step process for getting started with structured privacy management that works for all organizations. It is independent of the amount of resources available, level of initial expertise of the Privacy Officer, jurisdiction, industry/sector and size of organization.

DOWNLOAD

Privacy Management Accountability Workbook

This manual is supported by Nymity’s practical Privacy Management Accountability Workbook to help you implement structured privacy management throughout your organization. Together, they help Privacy Officers create a definitive privacy management program to effectively achieve the privacy management strategy established by the privacy office.

DOWNLOAD WORKBOOK

ACCOMPANYING SOLUTIONS

Nymity Benchmarks™ empowers you to statistically and confidentially report on the status of your privacy management compared with other organizations, based on a set of processes and activities common to privacy programs all over the world.



Nymity Templates™ contains a wide range of downloadable resources designed for the privacy office to take privacy management to the next level, in any organization. Nymity Templates are designed as guidance for the Privacy Office to implement over 130 privacy management activities within a privacy program.

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