The development and implementation of a privacy management program, no matter the industry or the size of the organization, can be a complex and challenging task. Accordingly, the initial planning stage forms the foundation for successful project implementation, by allowing any privacy officer/team to decide in advance what, when, how, and who will take the necessary actions to accomplish the established data protection objectives.
This approach requires the development of a detailed Data Protection Annual Plan which shall describe through observable and quantifiable tasks, what the DPO/privacy expert hopes to achieve in respect of data protection compliance at the organizational level. Therefore, this document is a great tool for data protection performance measurement. This would ensure an effective methodology to measure not only DPO/privacy expert’s work performance but also the state of implementation of the data protection requirements at the organizational level. This performance measuring tool would increase the visibility on the level of data protection compliance with the applicable laws, regulations, policies, best practices, stakeholder, and consumer concerns.
On the other hand, a thorough annual work plan could serve as a tool for facilitating informed decisions based on a risk management approach. As a proactive planning measure, this document can be shared with the senior management in order to advocate the importance of data protection as a core organization concept and serve as a base for the funding to resource and equip the privacy team, funding of important privacy-enhancing resources and technologies, supporting privacy initiatives such as training and awareness and hold employees accountable for following privacy policies and procedures.
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