Top 3 tips for a truly effective data protection strategy

Top 3 tips for a truly effective data protection strategy

Computer wire - accessing and protecting dataWorld Data Protection Day - 28 January

As we mark data protection day in Europe and many US states, how do we determine whether our strategies and privacy programmes are the right ones?

Although you might have data protection in your job title, or it is part of your responsibility, one person alone cannot ensure an effective programme is in place and working. A truly effective data protection strategy involves you driving strategy and direction, but also includes bringing the right people together, co-ordinating efforts, communicating between departments, empowering staff to make decisions in their area and engaging each employee to take accountability.

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    About the author:
    Emma Butler is currently Senior Director Privacy and Data Protection for Reed Elsevier as part of their Data Protection and Privacy Group. Her focus is primarily on the European LexisNexis businesses. She is also the Data Protection Officer for LexisNexis UK.


    Emma previously spent seven years leading the international policy team at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) where she worked with other regulators and the Article 29 Working Party as well as advising businesses and government entities on UK, EU and international data protection and privacy legislation.

    She has a degree in French, Italian and linguistics and recently completed an LLM in Information Rights Law and Practice. She has an ISEB certificate in data protection and is an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.