Your organisation’s policies and procedures for ethical data governance are the foundations necessary for it being able to meet its obligations. Moreover, even if your organisation’s policies do meet the required ethical standard of data governance, having the documentation and processes in place to make sure that they are understood and implemented in practice is another matter.
Unlike the law, which, necessarily, has legal force, ethics is something which, while equally important to observe, does not always carry the same kind of sanction when it is not. Of course, there is an extent to which legal requirements should and do enforce ethical requirements, but this cannot be taken for granted in all cases. As such, designing policies which are both ethical in theory and can be implemented in a way that ensures ethical practice and outcomes is vital with respect to the handling of personal data.
This is a specialist skill, which IGS’ data ethics consultants can assist with. You may lack the knowledge, time, expertise to develop policies that meet the required ethical standard; moreover, you may not even be aware whether or not your organisation’s current policies are adequate. It can be a daunting task to draft these documents from scratch, without any formal understanding of the principles that they should aim to enact, or how to ensure that a policy for ethical data governance can be effectively enacted in practice, and you may not know what to look for when revising current policies.
At IGS, we specialise in drafting robust, coherent, implementable policy documentation for ensuring ethical data governance. We can draft policies from scratch, or we can review and revise current policies you already have. We work with you to ensure that the policies not only appear to be sound on paper, but provide practical, effective guidance that people in your organisation are able to follow and understand, and we can help you to mobilise those policies so that they are followed as they should be.
What we can offer:
We are flexible, professional and affordable. If you want assistance with any of your policy documentation regarding ethical aspects of data, get in touch with us and one of our consultants would be delighted to speak with you to see how we can help.
We provide a full data protection and information governance consultancy service to all our clients who engage with us. We provide flexible packages and services to make sure that you only pay for what you need, so you aren’t paying for unnecessary services. Whatever you and your organisation need, we are here to help.