The NIST Privacy Framework is a comprehensive set of guidelines and best practices developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help organizations manage privacy risks and protect individuals’ privacy.
The framework provides a common language, structure, and methodology for managing privacy risks, and it can be used by organizations of any size in any sector. It is based on a set of privacy principles that include:
- Privacy Risk Management
- Data Governance
- Individual Participation and Empowerment
- Respect for Individual Privacy Rights, and
- Innovation and Continuous Improvement.
The NIST Privacy Framework is designed to be flexible and adaptable to different organizations’ needs and can be used alongside other cybersecurity frameworks and best practices to create a comprehensive privacy and security program.