Training around privacy

Knowing the who, what, when and why is a good place to start
By Rick Shields
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2014

Anyone who has paid even casual attention to the news during the past decade will be aware that stories about privacy — especially those relating to privacy breaches or other privacy-related transgressions — have become commonplace.

A contributing factor in many of these incidents has been inadequate staff training concerning privacy and data security.

Employers keen to stay on top of the issue should consider an in-house privacy training program. And one of the first steps to take down that road is answering the question “Who should be trained?” Then attention can turn to the type of training needed, how frequently it should be delivered and how the benefits can be assessed and effectively reinforced.