Resources for Creating a Privacy Policy

Is your nonprofit creating a privacy policy for the first time, or reviewing the one you already have? If so, you can find useful information on these websites:

 

WhiteHouse.gov.Information about the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights can be found here, including a fact sheet. For a detailed report, Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World, click here.

 

AICPA.org/privacy. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Privacy Maturity Model provides specifics about establishing and evaluating privacy policies and procedures under Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP), as well as related articles and a listing of other resources. To link to the model, click here.

 

HHS.gov. At the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website, you can find information on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that addresses the security and privacy of health data in health care systems under its “administrative simplification” provisions. A good summary can be found here.