Data protection audit will determine whether your controls, policies and procedures meet the requirements of GDPR and, improvement opportunities.
Benefits of GDPR audit:
- Identifying high risk areas and opportunities for operational efficiencies.
- Ensuring that policies and procedures reflect current practices.
- Mitigating risks by highlighting areas of weakness.
- Demonstrating and documenting alignment for compliance purposes.
- Increased level of privacy awareness among employees.
Areas covered by GDPR audit
GDPR audit scope might cover following topics including but not limited to:
- data protection governance, policies and procedures;
- management of records of personal data processing activities;
- Vendors on-boarding process;
- data transfers and data processing agreements with data processors;
- personal data request, including requests by individuals for copies of their data as well as those made by third parties;
- technical and organizational security measures of personal data;
- data breach management and notification policy and related processes;
- staff privacy awareness level and training.
Organisations need to perform regular internal audits to assess their compliance effectiveness. Documented audits are vital in the event of a breach or complaint because they show good-faith effort and could help to avoid huge fines.
GDPR audit is carried out using structured questionnaires, conducting on-site visits and interviews, etc.
ECOVIS ProventusLaw can:
- Conduct GDPR audit.
- Consult how to conduct GDPR audit.
- Prepare and/or revise procedures related to GDPR audit.
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