Data Privacy Audit
Data privacy or Information Privacy, implies protection of a customer’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Lawmakers around the world have mandated Data Privacy Laws like GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA and PIPEDA to assess if a business has ensured data privacy at scale. Customers trust businesses that follow best-practices and have a well planned privacy program and incident response mechanism. A data privacy audit helps businesses to meet regulatory requirements, confirm the security and privacy of customer data, avoid penalties, law suits and the loss of reputation.
Why does privacy matter?
Privacy is a customer’s right. Data privacy laws have been crafted to protect this right and ensure that hackers do not benefit from a data breach. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) can be misused since it holds a high level of power. Customers have the right to know how their data is being handled, processed and shared. Compliance with data privacy laws, standards and controls builds trust and ensures that businesses behave responsibly with the personal data they collect. Data privacy also includes an Incident Response Mechanism, a data breach policy and the appointment of a privacy officer, whom customers can contact.