More than ever, citizens around the world are concerned about what organisations do with their personal data. As many high-profile breaches have demonstrated, there are significant risks for both businesses and individuals when things go wrong.
Regulations have been evolving over the past few years and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into force to lead businesses towards compliance with data privacy best practice. Mazars provides businesses with the support they need to ensure adequate compliance with data protection regulations and alignment with widely adopted and recognisable data management frameworks.
GDPR Compliance Programme Implementation
More than ever, citizens around the world are concerned about what organisations do with their personal data. As many high-profile breaches have demonstrated, there are significant risks for both individuals and businesses when things go wrong.
Mazars has partnered with Europrivacy to provide companies with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance certifications. This is the first GDPR certification to be created since the launch of the GDPR four years ago, and has been authorised by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). This certification positions companies as front-runners in data protection with a strong competitive advantage on the market.
Under Article 37 of GDPR certain organisations are required to employ a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The scope of the role itself is broad in nature and it would have to be at a senior level in the organisation. Some organisations may find it hard to attract and retain a DPO that meets the criteria and also may struggle to justify the expense of such a person on a fulltime basis. Recognising this challenge, GDPR allows for DPOs to be outsourced or co-sourced.