Data Protection Audits are a business-critical tool designed to identify how your organisation stands in relation to applicable data protection and privacy laws by highlighting recognisable gaps and associated risks in relation to your compliance alignment and maturity.
Our audit is an independent assessment of the suitability, design and operational effectiveness of an organisation’s privacy and data protection controls. It can either be for a company’s internal use (private reporting) or for reliance by external stakeholders such as clients and business customers (public reporting).
Organisations are facing a heightened level of scrutiny from business customers, data protection regulators, privacy activists, citizens and the judicial community, which is driving the demand for assurance.
Obtaining assurance helps you actively demonstrate compliance, requiring evidence that compliance is taking place at the operational level, and demonstrating that purposeful and sustainable data protection outcomes are being delivered throughout the organisation.
Shows third parties relying on the report (such as regulators and your business customers) that fulfilling data protection requirements is important to your organisation.
Identifies any gaps in the operational application of your data protection and privacy controls and where to apply remediation efforts paving the way for great continual improvement.
Evidences that your contractual obligations to business customers are being satisfied and that any commitments made to regulators are being met.
Demonstrates a good system of risk management and internal controls to address important societal issues relating to privacy. This can aid effective corporate governance and promote the long-term sustainable success of organisations.