How to Effectively Monitor Your Privacy Program: A New Series
Monitoring to ensure that your privacy policies, procedures and guidance are being followed is a key component of a successful end-to-end privacy program. You don't know what you don't know. How do you find out what you don't know? Monitor your program. This is the first in a series of articles by Deidre Rodriguez, CIPP/US, where industry experts describe the importance of monitoring your program and provide guidance on what to focus on.

Monitoring Your Privacy Program: Part Two
In the second installment of this series looking at monitoring programs across industries, including the privacy consultant, healthcare, IT, finance, government and telecom, Deidre Rodriguez, CIPP/US, talks with with Danette Slevinski, vice president and corporate responsibility officer for Bon Secours Charity Health System, where she administers the corporate responsibility and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy program. "By having a monitoring program that you update regularly, at whatever interval works for your organization, you can ensure that internal and external changes do not result in noncompliance," Slevinski says.

Monitoring Your Privacy Program, Part Three: IT
In the third installment of this series looking at monitoring programs across industries, including healthcare, IT, finance, government and telecom, Deidre Rodriguez, CIPP/US, talks with JC Cannon, CIPP/US, CIPT, about monitoring a privacy program in the IT industry. "Having comprehensive rules, training and procedures in place are not as important during an audit as being able to prove that they are working," Cannon says.

Monitoring Your Privacy Program: Part Four
In the fourth part of this series on how to best monitor your privacy program, Deidre Rodriguez, CIPP/US, zooms in on the finance industry with Zoe Strickland, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPT, chief privacy officer at JPMorgan Chase. Strickland discusses where to start on building a monitoring program, documenting in a central location and focusing on top risks, among other essential steps a privacy pro should take.

Monitoring Your Privacy Program: Emerging Themes
So far in this series, three industry leaders—one from a consulting firm, one from healthcare and one from IT—have given valuable insights on how to effectively monitor your privacy program and what organizations should focus on when developing a comprehensive program. Now, Deidre Rodriguez, CIPP/US, summarizes major themes that have surfaced, regardless of industry.