Tips for Staying Safe and Private Online: Organizations
PRIVACY INSIGHTS AND ADVICE FOR ORGANIZATIONS: PRIVACY IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS
Protecting your customers’ privacy is a competitive advantage. Respecting consumers’ privacy is a smart strategy for inspiring trust and enhancing reputation and growth. Here are some tips for organizations to promote, achieve and maintain privacy:
- PRIVACY IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS: IF YOU COLLECT IT, PROTECT IT. Follow reasonable security measures to keep individuals’ personal information safe from inappropriate and unauthorized access.
- TRANSPARENCY BUILDS TRUST. Be open and honest about how you collect, use and share consumers’ personal information. Think about how the consumer may expect their data to be used and design settings to protect their information by default.
- BUILD TRUST BY DOING WHAT YOU SAY YOU WILL DO. Communicate clearly and concisely to the public
what privacy means to your organization and the steps you take to achieve and maintain privacy.
- CONDUCT DUE DILIGENCE AND MAINTAIN OVERSIGHT OF PARTNERS AND VENDORS. If someone provides services on your behalf, you are also responsible for how they collect and use your consumers’ personal information.