Table of definitions


In order to assure privacy, data protection officers should request the utilization of all appropriate physical safeguards (e.g., locked file cabinets, locked rooms) and security measures (e.g. password access, encryption) to protect records from unauthorized access. Backup files/tapes and archived records should be subjected to the same measures. Staff training and periodic audits should be conducted to reinforce the importance of confidentiality safeguards.