Data Privacy Compliance

Ensure effective data privacy protection in an uncertain world

Learn 10 implications of returning to the office with this guide for privacy leaders

As companies solidify their plans to return to the office, chief privacy officers and privacy leaders have an important role to play to ensure a smooth transition.

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  • Short- and long-term implications for privacy executives
  • Steps chief privacy officers should be taking right now
  • Key activities privacy leaders should prioritise

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    Working with Gartner has mitigated our risk significantly because of the amount of liability we would face if we had a data privacy breach. Any violation of data privacy laws can cause significant reputational harm to a business. So assisting us with internal procedures, and making sure we can apply those procedures and change operations to ensure that our clients’ data is protected, have had a huge impact.

    Herrin Hopper

    Director of Legal Affairs and Compliance, Clements Worldwide

    Evolving privacy law challenges legal executives

    With the passage of strict data breach notification laws and other global privacy regulations like GDPR and CCPA in key markets worldwide, privacy issues are increasingly manifesting as legal and regulatory questions rather than information security issues. To effectively manage compliance risk, successful legal and compliance leaders use a cohesive and comprehensive approach to data privacy compliance.

    Adapting to a Volatile Regulatory Environment: 58% rank keeping pace with a changing regulatory landscape as their top priority, but only 37% of organisations have an information governance framework that can adapt to changing regulations.
    Identifying metrics to measure privacy programme effectiveness: 42% seek more effective metrics for privacy programme measurement, but 75% lack the confidence to effectively report on programme outcomes.

    Achieving a data privacy compliance framework

    To manage regulatory compliance risks and mitigate the threat of data breaches, successful DPOs and legal leaders create cross-departmental alliances and efficient workflows. Our insights, advice and tools equip you with the data and templates to build an effective data privacy compliance strategy.

    Identifying metrics to measure privacy programme effectiveness: 42% seek more effective metrics for privacy programme measurement, but 75% lack the confidence to effectively report on programme outcomes.

    Insights You Can Use

    Gartner’s research provides crucial data on privacy trends and data privacy compliance best practices with templates and tools to help you build a solid foundation of thorough information governance and effective risk response strategies.

    Ensure Privacy by Design to improve data protection

    Gartner experts often encounter the misconception that responsibility for privacy management falls solely to security and risk management leaders. Legal and compliance leaders can help their organisations minimise risk and maximise trust by ensuring the application of Privacy by Design principles.

    Focus on the data privacy areas that matter most

    Privacy leaders are searching for ways to improve their department, but competing priorities leave them wondering where to focus attention, time and money. Use our key activities map to build the right plan for your function and the wider organisation.

    Implement information governance that’s fit for business

    Information governance has never been more critical to business success, yet only 37% of organisations have a framework that can adapt to changing regulations. Ensure your approach is fit for business with these three steps.

    Build a strong and effective privacy communication plan

    Employees are the biggest source of privacy risk. Educate and empower employees to recognise and minimise these risks with a privacy communication plan. Use this step-by-step guide to build a structured and strategic plan. 

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