Citing the fact that organisations across the charity sector need to regularly review their data privacy policies, Victoria explains that “the law has put a new emphasis on the requirement of accountability. Charities now have to clearly demonstrate how they comply with data privacy law. Being able to point to a data privacy compliance framework that is in place to ‘show and tell’ becomes critical”.
After expanding on why charities should bear these points in mind, Victoria suggests a number of steps they can take to ensure they put accountability at the heart of their approach to data compliance. She notes how accountability transcends policies and procedures (important as they are), and how awareness, education and training should also play a pivotal role in this area.
Want to check out more of Victoria’s insights? You can read the rest of her blog here.
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