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Privacy Training for New Employees

Last updated on December 1, 2021

Whenever your organization hires any new staff, such as a general employee, volunteer, or contractor, a privacy officer will usually be responsible for conducting, monitoring, or performing introductory and refresher privacy training.

Privacy training is vital to ensuring your organization’s overall compliance with privacy legislation.

During introductory privacy training a privacy officer will usually explain:

  • Who the privacy officers in the organization are
  • How and when to contact a privacy officer
  • How to protect personal information and reduce the risk of a privacy breach
  • The organization’s privacy policy and where to find it
  • The organization’s policies and procedures with respect to the collection, usage, and disclosure of personal information (e.g. What personal information does the organization collect? Why? By what methods?)
  • How to answer general inquiries about the collection, usage, and disclosure of personal information and when to recognize and direct inquiries to a privacy officer

In addition, a privacy officer will usually be responsible for providing ongoing privacy training to all staff members. This can be done in the form of meetings, presentations, or training documents.

What additional training do you provide in your organization? Share in the comments below for all to learn from!

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