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Data Protection Officer as a Service (DPaaS)
Embed Privacy by Design and Mitigate Data Privacy Risks
Ignorance of the law or regulations is never an excuse and cannot prevent an organization from being penalized. Hence, ensuring data privacy is critical, especially concerning the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) or EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
GDPR, for example, is the world’s strictest data protection regulation and can be applied to organizations, including US businesses, nonprofits, and universities that do not have offices in EU locations or employees in the EU. The United States does not have a single regulatory body like the GDPR in the European Union. However, 51 US-based tech CEOs ranging from Amazon, AT&T, Dell, IBM, SAP, Salesforce, Visa, Mastercard, and JP Morgan Chase have petitioned Congress to enact a Federal Privacy Law. Different states have different regulations in force. Likely, a GDPR-like law will soon become a reality in the US.
Columbia Advisory Group comes to your aid by offering Data Protection Officer As A Service to oversee data privacy and compliance with data privacy laws. We are familiar with the regulations and keep tabs on all recent amendments to ensure 100% compliance.
Experienced team of privacy specialists
Continuous compliance monitoring
Data Protection Support
Columbia Advisory Group offers DPaaS to all organizations, regardless of their size. Our experienced data protection team will guide you through the requirements to embed privacy by design and mitigate data privacy issues before they happen.
Should Your company have a DPO?
DPOs are required by the GDPR and CCPA in some but not all cases. For the GDPR specifically the need for a Data Protection Officer is specifically outlined in Article 37:
If your company processes data is a "public authority or body," you need a Data Protection Officer.
A Data Protection Officer is required if the data you are collecting requires regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects at scale.
While your company may not need to comply with GDPR or CCPA in the short run, a federal data privacy law will be coming to the United States in the near future. Understanding local and global privacy regulations and managing data privacy and compliance regulations will only grow in importance.
Data Protection Officer As A Service
Columbia Advisory Group Data Protection Officer As A Service provides controls covering GDPR and CCPA as well as future data privacy regulatory compliance.
Local and Global Regulations: The prime responsibility of our DPO is to ensure regulatory compliance, regional and global, while monitoring company activity on matters concerning data privacy legislation.
Deliver leadership and employee training: We believe that every employee has an unwritten responsibility to maintain data privacy and compliance. Therefore, we provide the necessary training to the company and employees to ensure they understand their role in adhering to data privacy requirements for both internal and external stakeholders.
Conduct Security Audits: Auditing is a critical aspect of cybersecurity as it helps maintain the discipline required to ensure proper business functioning. Our DPOaaS includes conducting regular security audits to keep the IT and cybersecurity teams on their toes to build necessary privacy controls in system design.
The link between the company and SAs: Supervisory Authorities (SAs) continuously oversee data privacy and compliance activities. Our DPOaaS serves as a link between the company and SAs to ensure good cooperation.
Record Keeping: The Right to Information regulations require data to be made public on request. Under such circumstances, maintaining proper records of all data processing activities is crucial. Our DPOaaS helps maintain comprehensive data records.
Data Subject Interfacing: Data subjects have a right to know how their data is being used and have it erased. Our DPOaaS interacts with these data subjects and automates how data subjects are appropriately informed of their connection to your company.
Columbia Advisory group delivers unified security & compliance reporting that allows your business to track its readiness against any compliance, security or risk-based standard in real time.
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