Data Privacy Consulting

Proactively navigate the data privacy regulation landscape

Data privacy consulting services in Australia

Organisations are experiencing unprecedented change in the data privacy landscape. Changing regulations are forcing constant business, technical, and legal operational changes. These changes often overlap, resulting in highly complex legal and regulatory scenarios.

We offer a dedicated global cross-functional team that includes former regulatory agency officials, attorneys, chief privacy and data officers, technologists and privacy consultants, and auditors to help you build, implement, and optimise your privacy programme.

We partner with you to understand jurisdictions and regulatory obligations, assess your privacy needs, implement compliance measures for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and safeguards and respond to new and changing regulations.

Data privacy consulting services in Australia
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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.

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Leadership

Ewen Ferguson
Ewen is a managing director and the office lead for Protiviti Sydney. Having worked across a full spectrum of IT related issues, he is highly experienced in multiple IT platforms as well as in business engagement of IT systems.  Specialising in programme/project ...
Hirun Tantirigama
Hirun is a 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 and ...
Ghislaine Entwisle
Ghislaine is a managing director with over 17 years’ experience in professional services. She has a broad experience across industries including business consulting, IT consulting, data strategy, and IT audit within both the public and private sectors. Major Projects ...

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:

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The present and future of Data Privacy


What’s next for privacy programmes? Listen to Protiviti leaders around the world talk about the sustainability of privacy investments.

Number of organisations are struggling with sustainability. Data breaches will happen at some point in time, hence knowing your personal data and understanding where the data is or mapping data is critical.

Watch this video to gain insights on (a) how do we sustain the benefits that we have gained through the investments that have been made, (b) what are the biggest issues in terms of sustainability, and (c) how do you drive sustainability through your privacy programme?

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