A reputation for HONESTY, INTEGRITY and LACK OF BIAS in the conduct of business affairs by the Corporation and its subsidiaries, officers and employees.
The Corporation’s compliance with all applicable laws, internal policies and regulatory guidance.
The Importance of Ethics for the Privacy Professional
Corporations expect their employees to adhere to the highest possible standard of ethics and business conduct with customers, team members, stockholders, and the communities they serve. Employees are also expected to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations that cover its businesses.
A corporation’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics identifies its policy and standards concerning ethical conduct. It also provides practical guidance to assist employees in their roles within the corporation.
Guiding principles are articulated. They include:
Conduct the corporation’s business with integrity;
Conduct the corporation’s business with due skill, care and diligence;
Take reasonable care to organize and control the corporation’s affairs responsibly and effectively, with adequate systems to promote ethical conduct and compliance with the law, to prevent and detect criminal or unethical conduct, and to manage risks as they arise; and
Avoid, and, where appropriate, address any conflicts of interest in an equitable manner, between the corporation and its customers, and between customers and another client.
Raise and escalate, as necessary, significant business ethics and compliance issues.
Protect confidential information obtained in the course of your professional activities unless disclosure of such information is required by law, applicable regulation, or company policy, or if maintaining the confidentiality of such information would create an appreciable health or safety risk.
Avoid any actual, potential, or perceived conflicts between personal and business responsibilities, and promptly disclose and resolve any issues that may arise.