NNEDV Launches Technology & Confidentiality Toolkit
Category: Safety Net Project
October 10, 2012
The easy-to-use Technology & Confidentiality Resources Toolkit offers comprehensive information in a variety of ways to educate as well as providing useful tools. The frequently asked questions provide an overview of the obligations of programs in ensuring survivor confidentiality and privacy, the federal laws that require confidentiality, and information about what programs can do to ensure confidentiality. The site also offers templates, such as "Client Limited Release of Information" and "Template Policies on Confidentiality for Collaborative Partnerships," as well as sample policies that programs can adapt. In addition, the tipsheets and charts section breaks down complex topics into over 20 easy to understand handouts on a wide range of topics including cloud computing, high-tech stalking, and sexting. Lastly, the appendices provide further information regarding U.S. federal laws, resources by U.S. government agencies and other important resources right at your fingertips.
Built with the needs of advocates and local programs in mind, the Technology and Confidentiality Toolkit provides useful templates and handouts that programs can use in their everyday work. The Safety Net Project will add to this microsite with more information about technology and confidentiality. This site is the go-to, one-stop website with the latest information about emerging technology, the privacy risks they may pose, and the steps that agencies working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking can take to maintain survivor confidentiality and safety. We look forward to hearing your feedback. Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.
About the project:
This project was supported by Grant No. 2007-TA-AX-K012 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.