"Identify" is about understanding the scope and nature of personal data processing within an organization. This includes identifying the types of personal data collected, processed, and stored, as well as the purposes for which it is used.
"Govern" refers to the establishment and enforcement of policies and procedures that ensure compliance with relevant privacy laws and regulations. This includes defining roles and responsibilities, setting privacy policies, and establishing mechanisms for oversight and accountability.
"Control" means implementing Technical safeguards and measures to protect personal data. This includes technical and organizational controls to safeguard data against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, unconsented processing or destruction. It also includes ensuring that data is only accessed and used by authorized individuals or systems.
"Communicate" encompasses both internal and external communication regarding an organization's privacy practices. Internally, it involves educating employees about privacy policies and procedures. Externally, it involves transparently communicating with data subjects about how their data is used and seeking their consent when necessary. It also ensures Data Fiduciary’s communicate responsibly to the data processors on the authorized form of data processing of Data subjects.
"Protect" involves implementing privacy and security measures across data pipelines to protect personal data and ensure business continuity. This includes continuous managing and monitoring of technical safeguards like encryption, access controls, data masking, and other safeguards to prevent data breaches and unauthorized access. The measures discussed above collectively ensure that personal data remains safe and available, contributing to the organization's ability to maintain its operations and uphold its commitments to data subjects during disruptions.