A Privacy Program Framework is a set of policies, processes, procedures and controls that an organization implements to protect personal information. It also includes training programs for employees.
The Privacy Program Framework is a critical component of the broader enterprise risk management program. The framework provides a holistic approach to privacy protection by establishing privacy as an integral part of all business decisions and activities.
The main objective of the Privacy Program Framework is to ensure that all relevant business units are aware of their roles and responsibilities in protecting personal information as well as ensuring that they have adequate resources available to carry out these responsibilities effectively.
Elements of a Privacy Program Framework
The framework also ensures that the organization has appropriate policies, processes, procedures and controls in place for managing privacy risks throughout its operations. These include:
- Data classification
- Privacy impact assessments
- Privacy training programs
- Data breach response plan
- Data security policies
- Security incident notifications
- Access management policies
- Data retention policies
- Data destruction policies.