Privacy as a Service (Protiviti PraaS™)

Tailored, full-service support for privacy priorities

We help organisations understand relevant jurisdictions and obligations, assess needs, implement appropriate compliance measures and safeguards and respond to new and changing privacy regulations.

With the meteoric rise of data proliferation worldwide, new privacy laws have been passed globally, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union (EU), the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and various derivative laws either on the books or on the way to countries worldwide.

These drivers of change are pressure-testing data privacy compliance programmes and creating a complex legal matrix for companies to navigate.


Respond to new and changing privacy regulations

Our Privacy as a Service capabilities

Recurring Data Inventory, Classification, and Assessments

Sustainable privacy programmes are built on a foundation of data management and governance. We help build and maintain accurate records for how personal information is handled and manage your third-party due diligence, ensuring you comply with privacy laws.

 

Data Subject Rights (DSR) Request Management

Today’s consumers have more transparency and control over their data. With our cost-efficient, scalable solution, we help you respond effectively to consumers’ requests for information while reducing the risk of regulatory fines, lawsuits, and staffing limitations.

 

Privacy Platform Management

Few companies effectively leverage the full functionality of their privacy management solution. Our team leverages your current technology stack to build and maintain your privacy platform.

 

Privacy by Design Assessment and Engineering

With Privacy by Design, we consider privacy throughout the entire product lifecycle—including the engineering process—providing management with full process transparency and time to focus on core competencies.

 

Monitoring Privacy Legislation and Programme Management

New regulations call for updates to policies, procedures, controls, and governance. We help centralise alerts of applicable regulatory changes, eliminate highly manual processes, access real-time reports on privacy outcomes, and maintain personnel training standards.

 
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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 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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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:

Our Team

Sameer Ansari
Sameer is a Managing Director and the practice lead for the Data Privacy team. He has over 20 years of experience across several industries related to designing and advising privacy and data protection programmes. He has also advised large global clients on ...
Michael Kim
Michael is a Director and the Privacy as a Service lead. He has over 16 years of experience providing consulting and advisory services to many multi-national companies, helping them develop and mature their privacy and cybersecurity programmes.
Kevin Strope
Kevin is a Director with over 16 years of experience in the cybersecurity and privacy fields, with 7 of those years in the Asia-Pacific region. He specialises in privacy and data protection strategy and advisory, assessments, and implementation services.

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