Data protection audit will determine whether your controls, policies and procedures meet the requirements of the GDPR and also will provide opportunities for improvement.
Benefits of GDPR audit:
- identifies high risk areas and opportunities for operational efficiencies;
- ensures that policies and procedures reflect current practices;
- helps to mitigate the risks by highlighting areas of weakness;
- demonstrates and documents alignment for compliance purposes;
- provides increased level of privacy awareness among employees.
Areas covered by the GDPR audit
The scope of the GDPR audit might cover the 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 requests, including requests of individuals for copies of their data as well as those made by the third parties;
- technical and organizational security measures of personal data;
- data breach management and notification policy as well as related processes;
- staff’s level of privacy awareness and training.
Organisations have to perform regular internal audits in order 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.
The GDPR audit is carried out using structured questionnaires, conducting on-site visits and interviews, etc.
ECOVIS ProventusLaw can:
- conduct GDPR audit;
- consult on how GDPR audit should be conducted;
- prepare and/or revise procedures related to GDPR audit.
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