**CHIIRP Data Protection Policy**

**Purpose**

This policy outlines CHIIRP’s commitment to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data in accordance with ISO 27001 standards. This policy ensures that CHIIRP manages and secures information appropriately to protect against and mitigate data breaches and unauthorized access.

**Scope**

This policy applies to all employees, contractors, and third parties who interact with CHIIRP systems that store, process, or transmit data.

**Data Protection Principles**

1. **Risk Assessment**: Regular risk assessments will identify, evaluate, and address risks related to data security.

2. **Access Control**: Access to sensitive data is restricted based on roles, ensuring only authorized personnel have access as required for their job functions.

3. **Encryption**: Data is encrypted in transit and at rest using industry-standard encryption methods to prevent unauthorized data disclosure.

4. **Physical Security**: Secure facilities house all data centers with access controlled by biometric scanning and security personnel.

5. **Regular Audits**: Regular security audits and reviews are conducted to ensure compliance with ISO 27001 standards. These audits help identify and rectify any vulnerabilities or non-compliance issues.

6. **Employee Training**: All employees receive training on data protection practices, including secure data handling and recognizing phishing attempts and other cyber threats.

7. **Incident Management**: A robust incident response plan ensures quick action and mitigation of any data breach or security incident, minimizing potential harm.

8. **Continuous Improvement**: CHIIRP commits to continual improvement of its data security management system to adapt to new security threats and changes in compliance requirements.

**Compliance**

All employees must adhere to this policy and the related procedures to ensure the security of our data. Non-compliance can result in disciplinary action, including termination, and legal consequences.

This policy aligns with CHIIRP’s overall commitment to high standards of data security and ethical conduct in all operations.