8. Transparency & Accountability

Organisations accessing and processing personal data provide clear, understandable and explainable information on how, why, where and how long they use & store it. The individual must understand the risks, as well as social, ethical and societal consequences of data processing.

Organisations are held accountable to all stakeholders for the safety of information they use and store and provide active channels to deliver and receive relevant information to/from all parties involved. Sustainable personal data processing is embedded throughout the organisation and
ensures ethical accountability in the short, medium and long term. An organisation’s accountability should also apply to subcontractor’s and partners’ processing of data.