After GDPR came into force in 2018, privacy and data protection have become pillars of any business. In particular, privacy is now a business component that assesses the reputation of a certain company in relation to transparency and efficacy of data processing.
In this context, privacy-audit becomes assesses the compliance of your data processing both from electronic and hard-copy perspectives. Privacy-audit is a tool that analyse documentation, personal data flows, processing instruments.
A first type of privacy-audit consists in the analysis of internal documents, policies, and employees attitude. In such context, privacy-audit may also entail privacy training for employees and employers.
A second type of privacy-audit is run by the data processor on behalf of the data controller and it takes place before or after the stipulation of a contract. Such audit is relevant because it gives the opportunity to assess the compliance with GDPR of your suppliers, collaborators, and outsourcers. Then, it is now your duty to assess whether or not your collaborators have sufficient guarantees to process personal data in compliance with GDPR. Art. 28 of GDPR states that data controller shall use only processors providing sufficient guarantees to implement technical and organisational measures.
VGSlawyers privacy professionals are able to assist you in privacy-audit and privacy consultancy. VGSlawyers is also able to provide you with DPO services for your business. In any event, privacy is now dominant in every aspect of company life. A robust privacy structure will help your company acquiring reputation among your competitors