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Self-Assessment of a Comprehensive Privacy Programme: A Tool for Practitioners

This tool is the product of the Accountability Project’s fourth year and responds to the need for a practical means to help organizations implement and evaluate the programs and practices necessary to establish accountability for responsible data protection.

Privacy 101 for SMEs: The Best Defense is a Good Offense

In this practical whitepaper, Omer Tene and Marc Groman, CIPP/US, offer tips to help small businesses safeguard consumer data, build trust and “avoid boosting newspaper sales with sensationalist business titles.”

Interview Questions for Privacy “A Team” Candidates

Jay Cline, CIPP/US, of Minnesota Privacy Consultants helped the IAPP compile this list of interview questions submitted by several dozen subscribers to the IAPP Privacy List. The questions are favorites of the subscribers in helping to find privacy job candidates with the highest potential.

The Legislation of Privacy: New Laws That Will Change Your Life

Backgroundcheck.org has created this basic overview of some new privacy legislation, both passed and proposed, in the U.S. and what it may mean for you and your organization.

Ten Steps to a Quality Privacy Program

This series of Privacy Advisor articles by Deidre Rodriguez, CIPP/US, explores different aspects of privacy programs, why they're important and how to implement them in your organization.

Chronology of Data Breaches

This tool from Privacy Rights Clearinghouse allows users to sort and search data breaches in the U.S. by type of breach, type of organization and year and then download and print a pdf of the customized report.

FTC Cases and Proceedings

This webpage lists all U.S. Federal Trade Commission cases and proceedings and allows filtering by name, date, enforcement type, and more.

State Laws on Genetic Privacy

This interactive map of the U.S. comes from the Council for Responsible Genetics and allows users to click through to state laws on genetic privacy.

Collecting Information About Your Customers–Small Business Checklist

This checklist for the UK Information Commissioner’s Office helps small businesses collect and use information about customers properly and offers advice about drafting a privacy notice.

Privacy Risk Index Calculator

The Edelman Privacy Risk Index (ePRI) helps organizations around the world, better understand security and privacy risk and its impact on corporate reputation. Consumers want to know what´s happening to their data and have expectations about how their privacy is managed. The ePRI was developed in partnership with the Ponemon Institute and is the first global index to compare the level of privacy risk being faced by organizations in 29 different countries and regions with responses from 6,400 risk managers, security professionals and IT Pros.

“Big Data” for Educational Institutions: A Framework for Addressing Privacy Compliance and Legal Con

Educational institutions at all levels have begun to realize that they hold a treasure trove of student-related information, that if analyzed using “Big Data” techniques, could yield valuable insights to further their educational missions. However, Big Data projects using student-related information can implicate significant privacy issues. The impact of applicable privacy laws and existing privacy-related policies should be taken into account well before engaging in a Big Data project. The following is a framework for analyzing high-level legal considerations and action items for educational institutions considering Big Data projects involving student-related information.

Subject Access Code of Practice

This code of practice from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office explains the rights of individuals to access their personal data and clarifies what data controllers must do in this regard to comply with their duties as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.

UK ICO General Guide to Data Protection

This guide from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office offers data protection basics, information on the role of the ICO and key definitions in the Data Protection Act.

CFPB Bulletin on Responsible Business Conduct

This guidance from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers descriptions of activities that may warrant favorable consierdation from the bureau and aims to encourage activity that has concrete and substantial benefits for consumers and contributes to the success of the Bureau’s mission.

Frequently Asked Questions Pertaining to FERPA

This set of FAQs from School Safety Partners addresses questions pertaining to the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, especially in relation to the disclosure of personal information during emergency situations.

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