Welcome to our video series, innovators in Privacy Tech! At our global user conference in London, PrivacyTECH, we interviewed the best and the brightest minds in the privacy industry for their insights on everything from the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the future of privacy, how to achieve sustainability in your privacy program and more.
Today we have Frederic Varnieu, Director Privacy Europe at ResMed. RedMed is a world-leading connected health company with more than 6 million cloud-connected devices for daily remote patient monitoring. Its award-winning devices and software solutions help treat and manage sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory conditions. Its 6,000-member team strives to improve patients’ quality of life, reduce the impact of chronic disease and save healthcare costs in more than 120 countries.
As Varnieu notes, to implement privacy governance, companies need to look at what is already existing in the company from a privacy perspective. For the first time we are thinking about data inventory, but we also need to look at process inventory; what we have in the company and what we can add to the existing process to be able to perform better.
According to Varnieu, DPO’s first need to prioritize putting in place a correct understanding of privacy for all the users in the company, and that the culture of the company is a privacy culture. In addition, he stresses the importance of being able to answer to the data subjects quickly when they come to the company.
“It is important for companies to have a privacy culture.” – Varnieu
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