The Importance of Protection Personal Data

Privacy Awareness Training Course - Importance of Privacy

The Importance of Protecting  
Personal Data

Your employees may ask questions such as “why is data privacy important?”, “why is it necessary to protect important data”, or “what is the importance of data protection?” The answer to those questions, for organizations is that protecting privacy and personal data is an issue of risk and trust. Protecting privacy mitigates risks of costly incidents, reputational harm, regulatory penalties, and other harms. Protecting privacy also is essential to people’s trust in an organization. An organization depends upon the trust of its existing and prospective customers, clients, business partners, vendors, and employees. When this trust is lost, it can have a devastating impact on an organization.

A key component of privacy awareness and data protection training is emphasizing how privacy protection relates to an organization’s goals and why privacy and data security is so important. Some wrongly think that privacy gets in the way of an organization’s endeavors and innovation; but protecting privacy and knowing why data should be protected solidifies the foundation upon which an organization sits – its relationships with people and its reputation.

Our short course, The Importance of Protecting Personal Data (~ 3.5 minutes), is a highly interactive introduction about why protecting data and privacy are important. The course promotes privacy awareness by discussing the risks to organizations in failing to protect privacy and how protecting data and privacy fosters trust and improves relationships with people. Your employees will finish this course with a strong understanding for why it is important to have data protection strategies within your organization. The course has 2 quiz questions. This course will provide a strong overview and background for more detailed courses on specific privacy laws.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the risks to organizations who fail to protect privacy
  • Understand the importance of data protection and why data privacy is important
  • Learn why is it necessary to protect important data and how protecting data and privacy fosters trust and improves relationships with individuals

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    About TeachPrivacy and Our Training Philosophy

    Daniel Solove Privacy Awareness Training TeachPrivacy was founded by Professor Daniel J. Solove, the leading expert on privacy and data security law. He is deeply involved in the creation of all training programs because he believes that training works best when made by subject-matter experts and by people with extensive teaching experience.

    According to Professor Solove: “Great training isn’t about slickness or tricks. It is about teaching. The goal is to make people understand, care, and remember. Great training is made with genuine passion – to make people love training, it must be made with love. Excellent substance is essential. The material must be explained clearly, understandably, and concretely. The content must be short and to the point – and it must be engaging. Slickness and gimmicks can’t compensate for lackluster substance.”

    TeachPrivacy provides privacy awareness training, information security awareness training, phishing training, HIPAA training, FERPA training, PCI training, as well as training on many other privacy and security topics.

    Professor Solove is a law professor at George Washington University Law School. He has taught for 15 years, has published 10 books and more than 50 articles, including the leading textbook on information privacy law and a short guidebook on the subject. His LinkedIn blog has more than 1 million followers. Click here for more information about Professor Solove.