Privacy Compliance

Achieve regulatory compliance and remain competitive

Privacy risk is an ongoing challenge for organisations across industries and geographies. New regulations and laws continue to evolve rapidly, making it a challenge for organisations to remain compliant with privacy expectations.

Protiviti’s privacy compliance experts identify key risks, address compliance gaps, and provide recommendations and the remediation support necessary to maintain compliance with applicable privacy laws.


Identify key risks and address compliance gaps

Our Privacy Compliance Solutions

Our privacy compliance team can help with these solutions:

Data Privacy and Data Protection Strategy

We help you develop and implement a data privacy and data protection strategy supported by a strategic roadmap to operationalize privacy obligations. We connect people, processes, and technologies to automate and reduce the effort of privacy compliance.

 

Privacy Program Establishment

For organizations just getting started on their privacy compliance journey, Protiviti’s privacy compliance experts can identify necessary work streams and establish the foundational elements for a global privacy program.

 

Compliance and Third-Party Validation

No matter the state of your privacy compliance journey, we help validate and implement efforts to become compliant with regulatory and third-party contractual requirements, including cross-border data transfers.

 

Privacy Data Subject Requests

Protiviti captures an accurate and complete picture of compliance at scale, enabling companies to manage high-volume data subject requests from consumers.

 

Privacy Audits, Assessments, and Consent Order Services

We conduct internal audits and assessments to validate and report on the effectiveness of privacy and data protection controls against regulatory requirements and industry frameworks. We also serve as an independent assessor for consent order response services.

 

Ongoing Compliance Monitoring

Protiviti helps you identify high-risk activities and exposure through ongoing monitoring of compliance data, privacy protection, and changes to legal obligations.

 

Privacy Program Optimization

Data has value for both business growth and compliance. We help you centralize, operationalize, and optimize your data by leveraging industry-leading privacy frameworks for company-wide protection and compliance, such as GDPR, AICPA, and NIST Privacy Framework.

 

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Data Privacy Isn’t Just One and Done: How to Stay on Top of Changes and Ensure Ongoing Compliance

Two years ago, organizations were rushing to comply with the European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). After a flurry of activity and changes to privacy settings and disclosure, many felt they could move on once they’d...
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It’s Sink or Swim for Tech Companies in High-Stakes Privacy Crackdown

Legal and compliance teams at technology companies are under significant pressure to bolster their organizations’ compliance capabilities, refresh privacy programs, and identify and mitigate increased areas of risk brought on by changes to business...
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As Manufacturing Is Transforming, Data Privacy Is a Key Risk – And One to Be Addressed Sooner Rather Than Later

Leaders of manufacturing and distribution (M&D) companies don’t rank data privacy among their list of top concerns for their organization this year — or even for the next decade. That’s one of the most striking takeaways from this industry group,...
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Building a Comprehensive Data Privacy Program: Four Actionable Steps for Technology Companies

Building a Comprehensive Data Privacy Program: Four Actionable Steps for Technology Companies

Introduction Most technology companies today understand that ensuring data privacy and protection is an imperative for their business; however, few manage this process well or even invest enough resources in that effort. As governments...
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Protiviti applies a holistic framework that 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.


Protiviti applies a holistic framework that addresses the fundamental aspects of data privacy

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:

Leadership

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 ...
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 specializes in privacy and data protection strategy and advisory, assessments, and implementation services.
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Joseph is a Director with more than 10 years of experience in data privacy, governance, risk, and compliance. He specializes in helping organizations understand, create, and mature their privacy and security programs. Joseph has the HITRUST CCSFP, CIPP, and CDPSE ...
Caitlin Sarian
Caitlin is an Associate Director with nearly 10 years of experience working in consulting. She specializes in global cybersecurity, data protection, and data privacy compliance and helps organizations set up, run, and assess their cyber and privacy programs. Caitlin ...

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