Confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are legal documents that protect sensitive or confidential information shared between parties.
These agreements are crucial for safeguarding sensitive data and ensuring compliance with privacy laws and regulations.
A.13.2.4 of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 focuses on the implementation and management of confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements in an organization.
In this article, we will discuss the importance of confidentiality agreements, sample checklists to review them, and the key takeaways.
- Locate all the confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements in the organization.
- Check the content of the agreements to ensure they cover all the necessary information and obligations.
- Verify that the agreements have been reviewed and approved by Legal and other relevant parties.
- Check when the agreements were last reviewed and whether they are periodically reviewed or only reviewed on a change-driven basis.
- Verify that the agreements have been approved and signed by the appropriate individuals, including employees and third-party vendors.
- Ensure that the agreements include suitable penalties and expected actions in case of non-compliance and benefits for compliance, such as performance bonuses or other incentives.
Confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements play a crucial role in protecting sensitive data and ensuring compliance with privacy laws and regulations.
A.13.2.4 of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 provides guidelines for implementing and managing these agreements in an organization.
By reviewing the agreements using the above checklist, an organization can ensure that its confidential data is protected and all necessary obligations are met.
It is also essential to periodically review and update these agreements to ensure they are up-to-date and effective.