Are you still using some of those expensive privacy tools? Did your subject-matter expert, who owned those tools, find another job?
So many businesses have spent $MM’s on privacy tools, over the past 4 years in an effort to scramble to be GDPR or CCPA compliant and help sustain their new privacy program. And let’s face it, very few companies had a privacy program before GDPR, let alone U.S.-based businesses. With resource changes, COVID-19, more investment into cybersecurity and privacy, and work-from-home necessities, every business has been challenged to keep these programs afloat.
Invariably, it comes down to culture. The management of data and how data is handled is at the root of every privacy program. A business can write policies and procedures, checkboxes in the compliance portal, automatically respond to a DSAR request, and update its public privacy notice, BUT it can still not have a privacy program that any privacy professional would recognize. Without the mindset and attitude to protect data, the business will not survive on tools alone. As they say “it takes a village”. The tone-at-the-top must be delivered in a believable way so that staffers can implement the necessary changes and place the appropriate controls in place to maintain the processes of a real privacy program.
AmericanCSM.com has helped numerous businesses around the world develop and advance their privacy programs. Our privacy professional experts assess, develop and guide our clients through the highly dynamic world of regulations, but more importantly, we help instill a sense of custodial ownership in the business. Our approach with our pragmatic processes and recommendations can be quickly implemented to create long-lasting change. Business units become more agile and inter-operate at a level they have not been able to in the past. We can make the changes in a business easy to implement in short order.
ACSM has been helping businesses protect their assets and improve their security and privacy posture since 2006. Our skilled team can help your business understand its cyber weaknesses and potential threats as well as improve your security, privacy, and compliance postures. Our services include penetration testing, maturity assessments, cyber security and privacy implementation assistance, CISO-as-a-Service, and DPO-as-a-Service, to mention a few.
To learn more about how ACSM can help support your data privacy needs, please use our contact page https://www.americancsm.com/contact-us/ and schedule a free consultation call today.