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Data Privacy Day 2021: Five ways to embrace privacy into your business

Welcome to Data Privacy Day 2021!

This year we are excited to announce that we are participating as a #PrivacyAware Champion for DPD21 through the National Cyber Security Alliance. This means that on this significant day we are in partnership with hundreds of other organisations and businesses to share a unified message that empowers individuals to “Own Your Privacy” and for organisations to “Respect Privacy.”

"Last year dawned a new era in the way many businesses operate from a traditional office work setting to a remote working from home environment for employees. This now means it’s more important than ever for your employees to understand how to take ownership of their privacy when working online."

Matthieu - Founder of Matomo

As a Data Privacy Day #PrivacyAware Champion we would like to provide some practical tips and share examples of how the Matomo team helps employees be privacy aware.

Five ways to embrace privacy into your business

1. Create a privacy aware culture within your business

  • Get leadership involved.
  • Appoint privacy ambassadors within your team. 
  • Create a privacy awareness campaign where you educate employees on your company privacy policy. 
  • Share messages about privacy around the office/or in meetings online, on internal message boards, in company newsletters, or emails. 
  • Teach new employees their role in your privacy culture and reinforce throughout their career.

2. Organise privacy awareness training for your employees

  • Invite outside speakers to talk to employees about why privacy matters. 
  • Engage staff by asking them to consider how privacy and data security applies to the work they do on a daily basis.
  • Encourage employees to complete online courses to gain a better understanding of how to avoid privacy risks.

3. Help employees manage their individual privacy

  • Better security and privacy behaviours at home will translate to better security and privacy practices at work. 
  • Teach employees how to update their privacy and security settings on personal accounts.
  • Use NCSA’s privacy settings page to help them get started

4. Add privacy to the employee’s toolbox

  • Give your employees actual tools they can use to improve their privacy, such as company-branded camera covers or privacy screens for their devices, or virtual private networks (VPNs) to secure their connections.

5. Join Matomo and we’ll be your web analytics experts

  • At Matomo, ensuring our users and customers that their privacy is protected is not only a core component of the work we do, it’s why we do what we do! Find out how.

Want to find out more about data privacy download your free DPD 2021 Champion Toolkit and read our post on “Why is privacy important”.

Team Matomo

2021 Data Privacy Day Toolkit

Your guide to Data Privacy Day, January 28, 2021

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