The amount of data that is stored by organisations doubles approximately every 15 months. As technology advances, the ease at which this data can be transferred from one party to another has become a cause for concern. This paper attempts to promote an awareness of international, personal data protection legislation with a view to determining some of the criteria necessary for the safeguarding of personal data within an organisation. This awareness is achieved by investigating the privacy guidelines enforced in fifty-five countries throughout the world. Techniques used to ensure the anonymity of the data providers are described. Also, in an attempt to assist organisations in ensuring a secure environment for personal data, a Soft Systems Method is described
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