Data Privacy Consulting Proactively navigate the data privacy regulation landscape Organizations are experiencing unprecedented change in the data privacy landscape. Changing state, federal, and global regulations are forcing constant business, technical, and legal operational changes. These changes are not necessarily exclusive of one another and often overlap, resulting in highly complex legal and regulatory scenarios.Moreover, these regulations provide consumers with greater transparency and control around how their data is stored, reinforcing every business’s ethical obligation to deliver value and build trust with stakeholders to remain competitive.Protiviti’s data privacy consulting team understands the risks and challenges companies face in developing and maintaining effective privacy and data protection programs. 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 who are skilled at designing, implementing, and examining the effectiveness of privacy programs for complex global organizations.Drawing on our deep expertise, skills, and experience in regulatory compliance, business processes, technology, information security, and communications, we partner with you to:Understand jurisdictions and regulatory obligationsAssess organizational privacy needsImplement appropriate compliance measures and safeguardsRespond to new and changing regulationsVisit and subscribe to our Tech Insights blog. Learn More Survey December 7, 2023 Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2024 and 2034 The 12th annual Top Risks Survey report highlights top-of-mind issues for directors and executives around the globe over the next year - 2024 - and a decade later – 2034. Learn More Our data privacy consulting services include: Pro Briefcase Privacy Compliance Compliance with current and future privacy laws requires disciplined execution. From developing a robust compliance strategy to managing consent order response and data subject requests for information, Protiviti can help at every stage. Pro Building office Data Discovery We help establish a formal inventory of data to capture where personal data is collected, processed, and stored. Paired with data privacy flow mapping, classification, and assessments, companies can automate and optimize their data discovery efforts. Pro Rightmark Square Privacy as a Service (Protiviti PraaS™) Think of us as an extension of your team. We provide tailored, full-service support to assess privacy needs, implement and automate privacy-related functions, and respond to new and changing regulations. 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 regulationsCompliance with regulatory obligationsAddressing resource and skill shortagesOperationalizing privacy needsImplementing privacy tools and remediation supportBy 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. Leadership Sameer Ansari Sameer Ansari is a Managing Director and leader of Protiviti’s Security and Privacy Practice. Sameer brings more than 20 years of experience developing and delivering complex privacy solutions to the Financial Industry, and privacy consulting and implementation ... Learn More Joseph Emerson Joseph has a diverse range of Privacy expertise, bringing leadership and guidance to various high-priority regulatory compliance initiatives. This has included serving as an independent assessor pursuant to a Federal Trade Commission Consent Order, managing GDPR and ... Learn More 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: CISO Next CISO Next connects CISOs and security thought leaders to explore and shape how their role will evolve in the current and future business landscape. Stay informed on latest trends, network with fellow CISOs, and build solutions for the future. Get Involved INSIGHTS PAPER How data sovereignty and data localization impact your privacy programs The concepts of data sovereignty and data localization stem from a desire to keep data within a country’s borders for greater control. While the broad strokes of various privacy laws may be consistent across jurisdictions, governments will dictate... BLOG How Washington State Just Changed the Consumer Health Data Privacy Game 2023 is proving to be an interesting legislative year in the United States, as several individual states take on new legislation aimed at protecting consumer data. California, of course, was the first and has been joined by Virginia, Connecticut,... BLOG Metrics’ Role in Cyber Transformation We’ve all heard the saying, “what gets measured gets done,” meaning that regular measurement and reporting helps to keep organizations focused on the information that matters. But with so many data points available to measure security, it is... BLOG Prioritizing Cybersecurity in the Energy and Utilities Industry At a glance The big picture As the E&U industry becomes increasingly reliant on technology to perform business operations, securing the systems becomes fundamentally important. Attacks in the industry can lead to serious consequences, including... BLOG Funding Cyber Protection: A Closer Look at State and Local Grant Programs Over the last few years, the Biden administration has heightened the awareness, requirements and activities associated with protecting the American government, critical infrastructure and counterparty commercial entities from cybersecurity attacks.... Button Button 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. Read More 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 organizations 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 program.