Data privacy includes policies and processes that dictate how your organisation collects, shares, and uses data.
To ensure data privacy compliance, companies should implement operating procedures that maintain data privacy, educate their workforce, and add access control measures around personal data
To reduce data privacy risks, an organization should only collect personal data that it really needs and store it only if it needs it for future use.
When collecting personal data, companies should be transparent about what data will be collected and how it will be used.
The access to applications, systems, and specific data records that contain personal data should be restricted to those with a true need for the data.
When applications are not secured, the personal data is at risk to be stolen or breached.
Some regulations, such as GDPR, require companies to have procedures to delete personal data upon request.
Some regulations, such as GDPR, require companies to inform people when their personal data has been stolen or accessed by unauthorized people.
Data privacy regulations often require clear information about what personal data is collected and how the personal data is used. Some regulations, such as GDPR, require companies to disclose all stored personal data about a person if that person requests that information.
Personal data should be secured at all times, including when it is being transported from one system to another.
When collecting personal data, a company should specify how that data will be used, including with whom that data will be shared.