Privacy audits are procedures to ensure that your organization’s goals and promises of privacy and confidentiality are supported by its practices. As a result, they protect confidential information from abuse and the organization from liability and public relations problems.
A privacy audit provides a library an opportunity to examine:
- How privacy matters are handled at all levels
- The flow and storage of data
- The role data plays within the organization
- Staff training about privacy matters
- Existing and needed privacy policies
- Privacy Audit Field Guides
- Guidelines and Checklists: Libraries can use the ALA Library Privacy Guidelines and Checklists as a tool in the audit process.
- This webinar from the Metropolitan New York Library Council will help walk you through the audit process.
- A rubric for evaluating how platforms meet or exceed user privacy needs.