Monday, June 09, 2008

Five Mistakes of Privacy Awareness Programs

Privacy has now become a buzzword linked with information security. In fact, the two seem to go hand-in-hand at some companies. And, regulatory requirements now mandate training for employees on privacy as part of the secure handling of customer data.

But the quality of training varies and according to Jay Cline in this editorial in Computer World. Cline is president of Minnesota Privacy Consultants.

He says most companies skimp on training by taking these five shortcuts:

1) Conducting separate training for privacy, security, records management and code of ethics.
2) Equating "campaign" with "program."
3) Equating "awareness" with "training."
4) Using one or two communications channels.
5) No measurement.

1 Comments:

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