During the week of 23 September we will be taking part in the Global Privacy Enforcement Network‘s annual ‘privacy sweep’. This is the first time our jurisdiction has contributed to this international intelligence-gathering exercise, organised by GPEN (a network of privacy enforcement authorities).
GPEN have performed five sweeps in recent years, where participating enforcement authorities (such as us) check in with their local regulated community to:
• build awareness of privacy rights
• identify opportunities for targeted education
• encourage compliance
• facilitate international collaboration of privacy enforcement authorities
You can read more about previous sweeps here.
The theme for this year’s sweep is ‘how data breach notifications are handled’.
What happens next?
We will be contacting sections of our local regulated community with a set questionnaire. You are not obliged to respond, but we encourage you to as the more responses received the more insight can be gained – for the benefit of everyone. GPEN will collate all responses, and will publish their results in due course.