Data Privacy for Conscious Companies
Step 1 – Identifying the Data Your Business Collects
The first step to mapping out a data privacy strategy is identifying the customer data your business collects through its systems. In this first and most important stage, you must identify the data trails and how customer data passes through your systems. Here, you are expected to identify both structured and unstructured data such as; customer transactions and social media engagements. Identifying these trails will help define how these data can be protected.
Step 2 – Developing a Data Privacy Strategy
Once the data trails in your business IT infrastructure have been identified, the next step is developing a strategy that ensures data privacy for each trail. This strategy will take into consideration employee habits, data storage, the safety of transactions and the information you collect. During this phase, it is expected that the top employee from every department highlight the data that a department processes and how they can be safeguarded.
Step 3 – Cleansing Customer Data and Protection Initiatives
Step 4 – Training Employees and Outsourcing Data Privacy Strategizing Tasks