As international and US privacy laws become more prevalent and as privacy regulators increase enforcement of these laws, businesses must navigate a complex and ever-changing regulatory landscape. Our privacy experts can significantly reduce privacy risk by advising the business on data protection best practices, managing critical operational data protection activities like data security assessments and audits, as well as providing employees with data protection education, training, and strategies.
For instance, our seasoned DPOs take the time to really understand our clients’ businesses and how they collect, process, share, and store personal data to ensure compliance with all governing privacy laws. As required by Article 39 of the GDPR, our DPOs serve as a liaison for our clients to their regulatory authorities. Maybe most importantly, our DPOs interact with data subjects by both servicing their data subject access rights requests and answering customer questions related to how the business collects, processes, and protects personal information.
An Advisori DPO and Privacy Officers serve as a critical risk mitigation function. However, they are not just an “insurance policy.” Having our privacy experts on your side sends a strong message to the marketplace that your business takes data privacy and protection seriously. In a tightening competitive landscape, that difference could be critical for any business because customers are demanding that businesses respect and ensure their privacy.
In sum, our DPOs and Privacy professionals can serve as the face of a business's data protection program by ensuring critical regulatory compliance and by demonstrating, to data protection authorities and to the public, that the business is serious about data protection and customer privacy.