Generally accepted privacy principles (GAPP) in privacy policy development

Incorporating GAAP into your organization’s privacy program can provide a structure for compliance, management and audit criteria.

Adopting a global application for privacy principles allows you to measure your organization’s privacy program against a comprehensive framework. Developed with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), GAPP address the obligations, risks, and challenges from a business perspective.

GAPP can be used to:

  • design, implement and communicate privacy policy
  • establish and manage privacy programs
  • monitor and audit privacy programs
  • measure performance and benchmarking

GAPP incorporates 10 principles, each backed up by an objective and measurable criteria to determine risk and compliance within the organization. These guidelines can provide management with an operational structure to address issues on a local, national and international level.


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