Data Privacy Consulting

Proactively navigate the Data Privacy regulation landscape

Data privacy consulting

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 program.

We partner with you to understand jurisdictions and regulatory obligations, assess your privacy needs, implement compliance measures and safeguards and respond to new and changing regulations.

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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 program 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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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 programs. He has also advised large global clients on cybersecurity ...
Philip Greaves
Philip is a Managing Director in Protiviti’s London Technology Consulting practice, leading solutions around Technology Strategy and Operations, Technology Risk, Third Party Risk and Privacy. He has over 20 years experience in consulting and previous worked for Andersen ...
Tjakko de Boers
Tjakko is Managing Director in the Technology Consulting practice at Protiviti’s Amsterdam office. For over 20 years he assisted clients to leverage Digital solutions, improve performance, and manage operational risk and control. Key focus areas include Information ...
Enrico Ferretti
Enrico Ferretti has been with Protiviti since 2007 and is responsible for the Technology Consulting service line and the Telecommunication industry in Italy. Previously, Enrico gained more than ten years of professional experience in Accenture, where he held various ...

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 programs? Listen to Protiviti leaders around the world talk about the sustainability of privacy investments.

A 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 to sustain the benefits that we have gained through the investments that have been made, (b) what the biggest issues in terms of sustainability are, and (c) how to drive sustainability through your privacy programme.