Privacy as a Service (Protiviti PraaS™)

Tailored, Full-Service support for privacy priorities

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 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), and various derivative laws either on the books or on the way in countries worldwide.

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

Respond to new and changing privacy regulations

Our Privacy as a Service Capabilities

Our Privacy as a Service (Protiviti PraaS™) experts can help with these solutions:

Recurring Data Inventory, Classification, and Assessments

Sustainable privacy programs 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 Program Management

New regulations call for updates to policies, procedures, controls, and governance. We help centralize 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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E-Commerce Boom Heightens Privacy Risks, Creates Opportunity for Retailers to Enhance Data Practices

At no time in history has customer data and privacy protection been a greater concern for consumers, businesses and regulators alike than in the current pandemic environment. The massive shift to online commerce and contactless payments that began in...
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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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Privacy is Personal: Digital Identity’s Central Role in Consumer Privacy

In today’s world, consumer privacy is top of mind for any technology executive responsible for systems and processes. The advent of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016 started a slow roll of privacy regulations being introduced...
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Managing IoT for Data Privacy

On March 9, 2021, Bloomberg reported hackers had accessed videos and data from thousands of security cameras in an event now known as the Verkada breach. Our first post about the incident covered the importance of end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT)...
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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
  • 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.

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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 programs. He has also advised large global clients on cybersecurity ...
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 programs.
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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