Nymity and the IAPP announce the launch of a new Privacy Management Tool available in the IAPP Resource Center

Enabling a structured approach to privacy management accountability

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WASHINGTON, April 4, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The International Associations of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Nymity are proud to announce that the Nymity Privacy Management Workbook and supporting materials are now available in both English and Spanish in the IAPP Resources. The Spanish version supports the IAPP's recent announcement of their expansions of the IAPP into Latin America.

One of the challenges facing privacy officers is finding a privacy management tool that helps them manage and report the status of privacy management as it exists across their organization. A tool that will allow them to build a business case justification for maintaining current privacy management and enhancements where applicable. A tool that will allow them to establish and work with a privacy team that does not report to them directly, and even hold that team accountable for privacy management. Ultimately, a tool that will allow the privacy officer to demonstrate success. Today, the IAPP and Nymity announce such a tool.

"As privacy operations grow more and more complex within organizations, our members are looking for better tools to document and categorize their many tasks and duties. Nymity's research and tools will surely be welcomed", states Trevor Hughes, President and CEO, IAPP.

Terry McQuay, CIPP, CIPM, Nymity's President states, "The Privacy Management Workbook is an unlocked Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet that can be used as is, or customized to meet a specific privacy officer's needs. In 2015, Nymity conducted workshops in 31 cities across 16 countries around the world with over 500 privacy professionals participating to ensure the Workbook and underlying methodology works well in all sectors and jurisdictions".

"The Workbook is a simple yet powerful tool that provides organizations of all sizes with a structured way to move beyond traditional privacy program approaches to focus on where privacy management is embedded throughout an organization. It is scalable and jurisdictionally neutral and thus provides a solution for demonstrating organizational privacy accountability for any organization around the world", states Hilary Wandall, AVP, Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer, Merck & Co., Inc and Vice Chairman of the IAPP Board of Directors.

"The Workbook's focus on privacy management across the organization includes the identification and indexing of documentation enabling accountability reporting to management and to Regulators, should it be required", states Jennifer Stoddart, Regulator Advisor at Nymity, Former Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and on the IAPP Board of Directors.

The Privacy Management Workbook is accompanied with the "Getting Started Manual", that provides an operationalized approach to privacy management accountability and step by step instructions on how to use the Workbook.  For organizations with mature privacy management embedded throughout the organization, there is a second manual called the "Demonstrating Compliance Manual".  This manual outlines an accountability approach to demonstrating compliance with privacy laws that is empowered by the documentation that was collected using the Privacy Management Workbook.

"With the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) around the corner, data privacy officers will have to understand the new accountability requirements in the GDPR and implement and demonstrate an effective privacy program. The Nymity Privacy Management Workbook includes these new GDPR requirements and it will be of real help to privacy officers as they try to integrate different national and regional approaches in a single privacy management program", states Bojana Bellamy, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams and former Chairman of the IAPP Board of Directors.

"The winds are changing in Europe and elsewhere, and companies will need to have the evidence in place that they have a data protection program that works.  Tools such as Nymity's, will be a necessity for organizations trying to avoid barriers to data movement, and big fines and settlements", said Marty Abrams, Executive Director, The Information Accountability Foundation and winner of the 2008 Privacy Vanguard Award by the IAPP.

To obtain your copy of the Privacy Management Workbook and the supporting materials proceed to www.IAPP.org/Nymity-Structured-Privacy.

About IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world's largest association of privacy professionals with more than 25,000 members across 83 countries. The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define and support the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at www.iapp.org.

About Nymity

Nymity is a leading global research company specializing in accountability, risk, and compliance solutions for the privacy office. Nymity's suite of solutions help organizations attain, maintain, and demonstrate data privacy compliance. Organizations all over the world rely on Nymity's solutions to proactively and efficiently manage their privacy programs – empowering them to comply with confidence. 


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