Global Chocolatier Adopts Privacy Technology to Prevent Data Exposure
Data privacy has become a strategic priority as companies adapt to comply with rapidly proliferating data privacy laws. Recent years have seen the adoption of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the more recent California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), and similar regulations. These safeguards require companies to document the types of protected personal data used in their businesses and demonstrate the efficacy of those processes.
Organisations that fail to comply not only face the prospect of fines, but also the potential loss of business as customers become increasingly interested in controlling how their personal information is used. In this environment, it is important that companies develop a keen understanding of not only the data they are processing in-house, but also any processing activities conducted on their behalf through third parties.
A global chocolatier conducted a companywide review of its privacy programme and data processing activities to gain a clearer perspective of what data it was processing and the overall data processing activities within the wider organisation. The company asked Protiviti to provide guidance through the process and to help select and implement a platform to maintain and manage privacy going forward.