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Toolkit: Balance the Organization’s Legitimate Business Interest With the Individual Privacy Rights

Published: 23 July 2019

ID: G00373330

Analyst(s): Nader Henein


Many organizations depend on legitimate interest as a justification for processing personal information. This Toolkit provides security and risk management leaders with a reusable resource for balancing the organization’s business interests with the privacy rights and freedoms of the data subject.

Table Of Contents

When to Use

  • Legitimate Interest Versus Consent

Downloadable Attachments

  • Directions for Use
    • The Purpose Test
    • The Necessity Test
    • The Balancing Test
    • Mitigating Safeguards and Compensating Controls
    • Outcome Assessment

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