What is a Privacy Audit?

A privacy audit provides a library an opportunity to examine:

  • How privacy matters are handled at all levels
  • The flow and storage of data
  • The role data plays within the organization
  • Staff training about privacy matters
  • Existing and needed privacy policies
  • User privacy and confidentiality


This is an ongoing process, not a one-shot project. Audits will look different depending on the size of the library and the level of control staff have over their technology infrastructure.