As your organization grows, your data collection practices may change. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of new technology and not realize how your collection of personal information is changing. As new people join your team, they may have new ideas about what information is needed, and how best to make use of it. As things change, it’s good to have a policy as a touchstone.
Need help to create a good policy? The Better Business Bureau has a great sample policy here.
In the next installment in this series, we’ll take a look at what can go wrong when companies put in place solid data privacy policies, but then fail to follow them.