Accountability in Practice

2016 Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP)


Privacy + Data Security

Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Petite Halle
Rue Royale-Sainte-Marie 22
Brussels, Belgium 1030

Lokke Moerel

Lokke Moerel

Speaking Engagement

Lokke Moerel participated in a 2016 CPDP panel discussion which dealt with accountability in practice as it relates to privacy matters. Here, accountability refers to implementing a robust privacy program, and further, being able to demonstrate it. Many regulators now expect organizations to be accountable, and some laws are incorporating it as a matter of legal compliance. Requirements for accountability are prevalent throughout the EU, GDPR, and BCR framework, and regulators across the globe are publishing guidance on what it means to be accountable. The panel instructed as to how to be accountable, connecting the concept of accountability with how it is applied in practice.

The panel delineated the standards for a practical privacy management program, and defined the ideal accountability approach to compliance. Common priorities for privacy management were also reviewed, from both EU and global perspectives.

The information presented by the panel included bench-marking data from over 100 organizations, research gathered through workshops with privacy offices all over the world, and specific case studies from leading organizations. The panel also discussed concrete processes and activities that organizations can implement in order to achieve compliance objectives, and further, to go above and beyond these obligations to process data responsibly.

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