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Key Needs for Data Privacy

Define and manage governance policies

Define what is sensitive, what is not, and define how that personal or sensitive data should be treated. Refer to Fordham’s Data Classification and Protection Policy.

Discover, classify and understand personal and sensitive data

Based on the definitions, where is this data?  What functions, people, and applications have access? Refer to Fordham’s Data Classification Guidelines.

Map identities

Ensure you have the ability to reference privacy data by individuals or subject names.

Analyze data risk, establish protection plans

Know your data privacy risks, be able to prioritize them, and simulate the best way to remediate them before spending; you can’t fix everything at once.

Protect data, manage subject rights and consents

Make it easy to take action, whether protecting data, managing rights, or monitoring for violations.

Measure, communicate, audit readiness

Keep key stakeholders informed of program progress and issues, and provide an immediate response to auditors.

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