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 obligations
  • Assess organizational privacy needs
  • Implement appropriate compliance measures and safeguards
  • Respond to new and changing regulations

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Trusted Partnerships and Collaborative Efforts Drive Success in Data Privacy Initiatives

We partnered with the client in building and maturing a data privacy program, including enhancing the company’s privacy rights process into a universal, globally scalable webform intake, 10+ custom workflows and an encrypted portal. Leveraged OneTrust autoblocking to establish baseline cookie compliance.
Holistic framework to addresses the fundamental aspects of data privacy

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
  • Operationalizing 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.

Holistic framework to addresses the fundamental aspects of data privacy


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 ...
Joseph Emerson
Joe Emerson is a Managing Director, leader in Protiviti’s Data Protection and Privacy practice, and privacy subject-matter expert with comprehensive knowledge of privacy and compliance requirements to strategize, develop, and deliver complex privacy and compliance ...

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 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.