Why do we have a Privacy Program?
The University recognizes the importance of its trusted role as the custodian of personal information and strives to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of legally protected personal information it acquires or creates in the course of University business. To demonstrate this commitment the University has created the Privacy Program.
What is the Privacy Program?
The Privacy Program champions the issue of privacy within the University and promotes the University's commitment to protecting the privacy of personal information. The Privacy Program directs the formulation of University policies and guidance for the use and protection of private information in accordance with established regulation and laws. The Chief Privacy Officer coordinates the University's response to potential compromises of protected information.
What are the benefits of a Privacy Program?
The Privacy Program benefits include:
- promoting awareness of privacy issues including what information requires safeguarding and the legal requirments for protecting this information;
- providing coordination and consistency in the development of policies and guidance addressing the privacy of protected information; and
- providing an avenue to report potential privacy breaches and ensuring a consistent University response to these incidents.
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