Protiviti Launches New ‘Privacy as a Service’ Offering Amid Heightened Security Concerns

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The customized managed service helps clients streamline privacy compliance and solve talent challenges

Global consulting firm Protiviti has launched a new privacy offering in response to the evolving privacy landscape, which has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Privacy as a Service (Protiviti PraaS™), is a managed service privacy offering helping companies assess their privacy needs, implement effective compliance measures and respond to new and changing regulations.

“You cannot have privacy without security – the two go hand in hand. In the current environment where employees are working remotely all over the world, it’s more important than ever that businesses have comprehensive policies, controls and assessments in place and that privacy concerns aren’t pushed to the backburner,” said Curt Dalton, managing director and global leader of Protiviti’s Security and Privacy practice.

The customized Protiviti PraaS privacy offering is focused around five main priority areas, allowing companies to focus on their core operations by automating privacy-related functions and providing much-needed support and expertise when it comes to managing corporate data and keeping up with changing legislation across jurisdictions globally:

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  • Recurring Data Inventory, Classification and Assessments
  • Data Subject Rights (DSR) Request Management
  • Privacy Platform Management
  • Privacy by Design Assessment and Engineering
  • Monitoring Privacy Legislation and Program Management

Additionally, recruiting and retaining talent who have the skills required to react, respond and advise on the complex and ever-changing privacy landscape continues to pose a substantial hurdle for organizations, especially mid-sized firms.

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“All industries are compelled to enhance their privacy protections due to increased regulation, from GDPR to the Privacy Shield, and from rising client expectations for firms to protect their data. Companies, especially small and mid-sized organizations, are struggling to find the right talent to achieve and maintain compliance. Protiviti PraaS service was born out of client demands for a cost-effective, sustainable privacy solution for businesses that lack the budget and capabilities for a full in-house privacy team,” said Terry Jost, a Protiviti managing director and leader of the firm’s Managed Security Services. “We can provide end-to-end expertise to our clients, from preventative measures to ongoing privacy management and through resolution of obligations.”