This four-part series by Chris Pahl for The Privacy Advisor examining how to assess a program’s value, take inventory of what matters, use program metrics to show effectiveness and develop a strong communication plan.

Building a Program That Provides Value: Understanding What You Have
This is the first in a series of four articles examining how to assess a program’s value, take inventory of what matters, use program metrics to show effectiveness and develop a strong communication plan. First, let’s look at understanding the privacy compliance program’s value.

Building a program that provides value: Taking inventory
In this second installment in a series of four articles examining how to run an effective program, Pahl looks at how to create a regulatory and control inventory.

Building a program that provides value: Using meaningful metrics
The past two articles have focused on the need to assess and improve a privacy compliance program’s value. However, measuring performance may be effectively demonstrated through a comprehensive set of metrics. What metrics to measure and how they are presented provides the greatest challenge for most organizations.

Making your communication matter
An effective privacy program cannot hide in the corporate office. Constant, innovated communications must be developed outside the annual privacy training. Consider these methods for engaging your staff and business units.