Data Discovery

Map, manage, and secure your data

Protiviti helps you remain compliant with data privacy regulations by mapping sensitive and personal data and outlining the priority risks unique to your organisation.

  • Which processing operations present higher data protection risk?
  • How does your organisation currently comply with regulatory obligations?
  • Does my organisation comply with the regulation?
  • If we comply, how can we prove it?
  • If we do not comply, how and when we plan to achieve compliance?
  • Do we have a good understanding of where our data is and how it flows through our internal systems?

Data discovery helps your organisation identify risks and secure information by giving you the insight to understand how personal data flows throughout your organisation.  Additionally, data discovery provides the framework to support breach notifications and respond to data requests (e.g., delete, correct, access).

Understand how personal data flows throughout your organisation

Data Discovery solutions

Pro Briefcase

Data Mapping

To establish an internal compliance baseline, we develop asset-based inventory mapping and process data flow diagrams to visually represent key data collection and data transmission points, including cross-border data transfers and third parties.

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Records of Processing Activities (RoPA)

Protiviti helps you establish a formal inventory of data processing operations and supporting systems where personal data is collected, processed, stored, and/or otherwise transmitted or sold to third parties.

Pro Document Consent

Privacy Obligations

For company-wide transparency and compliance efficacy, we help establish a formal baseline and scope of privacy obligations based on applicable privacy regulations, including but not limited to GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, HIPAA, PIPEDA, and LGPD.

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Third-Party Contract Review

No matter your company size, partnering with third-party vendors is a business standard. We help companies evaluate and redline contractual agreements with third-party processors to ensure data privacy compliance.

Pro Legal Briefcase

Privacy Programme Optimisation

Data has value for both business growth and compliance. We help you centralise, operationalise, and optimise your data by leveraging industry-leading privacy frameworks for company-wide protection and compliance, such as GDPR, AICPA, and NIST Privacy Framework.

Protiviti helps build the foundations of a strong but flexible privacy program

Our comprehensive approach to Data Privacy

Data privacy regulations are in flux globally. Even as companies put the finishing touches on extensive preparations to comply with applicable privacy laws, such as the European Union’s GDPR, Australia’s Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and California’s Consumer Privacy Act, new regulations continue to be introduced in other countries. As legislators pass new laws, they continuously amend those already in effect. Data privacy regulations are not static.

The problem and proposed solutions are complex and evolving. One thing is almost certain—anyone aiming to comply with a specific regulation with a target date in mind will be disappointed as those near-term obligations are supplanted by new and different rules over the mid and long-term.

In response to this changing landscape, Protiviti applies a holistic framework that addresses the fundamental aspects of data privacy without being locked into any one specific compliance format. We focus on the most pressing data privacy issues companies face, including:

  • Developing strategies to address global data privacy regulations
  • Compliance with regulatory obligations
  • Addressing resource and skill shortages
  • Operationalising privacy needs
  • Implementing privacy tools and remediation support

By working ahead of the law in a comprehensive fashion, Protiviti helps build the foundations of a strong but flexible privacy programme that includes understanding principles, educating stakeholders, and developing an applicable governance structure for managing changes. This base enables companies and their stakeholders to look to the uncertain future of privacy regulations with greater confidence.

Protiviti helps build the foundations of a strong but flexible privacy program

Key Data Privacy partners

We partner closely with cybersecurity and privacy market leaders, ensuring our clients receive the best solutions to meet their needs.

Notably, Protiviti has performed more global implementations than other OneTrust partners and has well over 175 OneTrust-certified consultants, including more than 10% of the global population of OneTrust Fellows of Privacy Technology spread across Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific regions.

Some of our top partners include:


Leslie Howatt
Leslie is a managing director, and Protiviti’s technology consulting solution and diversity, equity, and inclusion lead. She specialises in digital and technology strategy as well as transformational change with over 25 years’ experience across consulting, industry, and ...
Ghislaine Entwisle
Ghislaine is a managing director and leader in technology consulting and business performance improvement. She has over 20 years of applied experience across strategy, transformation, and delivery, guiding CIOs, CFOs, CDOs and CISOs in transformational initiatives that ...
Hirun Tantirigama
Hirun is a managing director with 15 years’ experience in providing risk and regulatory advisory services across a variety of clients and industries. He has led complex, transformational programs across areas such as operational risk, regulatory remediation, operational ...
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