Privacy Risk Assessment Service
Managing your organization's privacy risks
Developments in federal, state, and international privacy and data protection laws have changed the standards and methods that companies must adopt to protect personal information. With the implementation of data protection regulations across the globe, from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and others, it is vital that organizations protect the privacy of the data they collect, process, store, and transmit – or face costly consequences.
For every organization, data is the lifeblood that keeps it running. If your business collects sensitive or personal customer data, the manner in which you manage, maintain, and secure that data is important to achieving compliance with applicable regulations and accepted business practices. That’s because compliance isn’t just about protecting your organization from cyberattacks; it also requires respecting your customers’ data privacy.
Protecting customer data
Customer data may include usernames, locations, and online identifiers like IP addresses, cookies, or passwords. It also includes names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, drivers’ license and other identification numbers, medical data, financial data, and more.
Known as personally identifiable information (PII), this data must be kept secure in order to reduce the risk of a data breach, which may stem from the unauthorized disclosure, malicious exposure, loss, theft, or other compromise of some or all of the data.
The requirement to maintain data privacy applies to data in digital or electronic form as well as in hardcopy or paper form. It applies to data in transit and data at rest. And it includes data managed by third parties on behalf of your organization.
Any business that is governed by regulations such as the CCPA or GDPR is required to conduct regular privacy risk assessments. These are crucial to (1) ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and resilience of PII, (2) enabling timely restoration of data in the event of a breach, and (3) demonstrating compliance with the letter and intent of the regulations.
Our Services Include:
- Privacy Risk Assessments based on the prevailing NIST Privacy Framework
- Analysis of privacy risks at the organization, application, and process levels
- Advisory services to support compliance with data protection laws and regulations such as GDPR and CCPA
- Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
- Assessment of existing and planned processes that utilize personal data
- Assistance in developing and implementing of policies, procedures, and privacy controls to manage identified risks and meet compliance requirements
Our experienced, certified professionals will conduct your privacy risk assessment and provide the guidance, methodologies, and tools necessary to address the data privacy and compliance challenges that face your business today. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a conversation about your company’s data privacy program and what we can do to help.