Privacy compliance: navigating global regulations and ensuring data protection
Navigating global privacy regulations requires a thorough understanding of the regulations and interpreting their provisions correctly as they apply to your organisation.
The challenges of understanding and interpreting the law, mapping data inventories, managing consent, and handling data subject rights can be overwhelming. Not to mention the constant need to maintain robust data security measures and stay updated with evolving guidelines.
Common challenges include:
- Data flow mapping and inventory
- Leadership and training for operational teams
- Consent management
- Data subject rights
- Data security and breach notification
- Vendor management and data transfers
- Evolving regulatory landscape
Our comprehensive solution tackles these pain points head-on, providing you with the tools and expertise to achieve data protection compliance effortlessly.
RightCue’s approach to achieving data protection and regulatory compliance
We conduct a Privacy Gap Assessment using current rules, regulations and regulatory authority guidance. Our risk-based approach includes vital security aspects such as incident response, staff competence and training, planning and operations.
The gap assessment includes a tabletop review of your existing data protection policies, privacy notice, process documentation and any previous risk assessments, followed by further conversations with the operational teams to understand your business processes better.
Existing practices and controls are mapped to your industry-specific privacy requirements, and the assessment covers Cyber Security, Information Governance, and Data Privacy regulations applicable to your organisation. We consider the geographical location of the data subject, your role in processing the data and the requirements of consent management.
This exercise gives you a complete overview of your current compliance posture and a well-defined plan to achieve compliance and desired maturity.
Virtual DPO services and GDPR expert support
RightCue can provide general GDPR support and advice and, if required, a Virtual Data Protection Officer. We conduct a gap assessment and provide feedback on the areas that require remediation.
Our experienced data protection consultants can assist with creating privacy policies and procedures, map data inventories, manage consent, and handle data subject rights.
Virtual Data Protection Officer
The role of the Data Protection Officer in an organisation carries significant accountability. While appointing a Data Protection Officer (DPO) may not be a formal requirement for your organisation, having someone accountable for privacy compliance is always a good practice.
Managing privacy risks is complex and requires expertise in privacy regulations, information security, emerging technologies and working at an executive level.
If it’s not feasible to hire a full-time DPO or ensure independence from other executive roles, outsourcing this role can provide you with the necessary skills and expertise at a lower cost. Our DPO-as-a-Service program is designed to instil a culture of data privacy and information security in your organisation. We’ll assist you in meeting all your compliance requirements and can even act as your named DPO.
GDPR compliance check and support
We can provide GDPR support for general day-to-day queries and an annual GDPR gap assessment to provide feedback on areas that need to be remediated along with a roadmap of actions required to improve your data protection compliance.
Benefits of RightCue’s data protection and data privacy services
Having access to a data privacy expert can offer your organisation numerous benefits, including reassurance that you’re meeting legal compliance requirements.
Here are some reasons why working with our data privacy consultants can be so valuable:
Privacy compliance is a complex and evolving process. Our data protection consultants are professionally qualified and have several years of experience of working with UK and global organisations. We have a wealth of experience in collaborating with sectors that handle large amounts of data, including marketing, pharmaceuticals, charities, and legal. We can provide pragmatic guidance on how to achieve and maintain compliance, reducing the risk of costly penalties.
Data breaches and non-compliance can lead to financial losses, reputational damage and legal fines and penalties. We can help you proactively identify and manage risks by implementing appropriate safeguards, conducting risk assessments, and developing robust data protection strategies. In the event of a breach, we support you in effectively managing the situation to demonstrate your commitment to the regulators and data subjects. This can result in reduced penalties and increased trust.
Privacy compliance requires the implementation of policies, procedures, and technical measures. We can streamline these processes, helping you establish efficient data management practices, automate consent mechanisms, handle data subject requests effectively, and implement appropriate security measures, saving you time and resources and allow your employees to focus on their primary responsibilities.
Stay up to date
Privacy regulations are continuously evolving, and new guidance and best practices emerge regularly. We stay updated with the latest developments and ensure that your business remains compliant with any changes. We provide your people with insights, training, and support to adapt your processes, accordingly, reducing the risk of non-compliance.
Data subject trust
Demonstrating a commitment to data protection and privacy can enhance trust and loyalty to your business. We can assist in developing transparent privacy policies, clear consent mechanisms, and effective communication strategies to foster trust with your customers and external stakeholders.
If your business works with third-party vendors or engages in international data transfers, we help assess their compliance, review contracts to ensure appropriate data protection measures are in place. This ensures compliance across your entire ecosystem and minimises the risk of data breaches or non-compliance caused by third-party relationships.
Rather than just reacting to compliance issues, we help you adopt a proactive approach to data protection. They can conduct regular audits, monitor your data processing activities, and provide ongoing support and guidance to ensure continued compliance and minimise potential risks.
What our clients think
“We were keen to develop our IT security to the next level so we could expand our client base as well as giving existing clients further peace of mind. Working with RightCue has been a total pleasure. They are just lovely people and to us they are not only trusted advisors but they feel like part of our extended team.
"Working with RightCue has supported our growth as a business and given us the reassurance we need, knowing that our security and data protection is well developed and managed - that's thanks to RightCue.”
JANINE BISHUN . ACASTER LLOYD CONSULTING LTD
“In early 2021, the ATI established the FlyZero project, with ambitious targets and timeframes. RightCue were involved from the start, contributing ideas and sustainable solutions to keep the project data secure.
“RightCue are so supportive and helpful. They operate almost as a virtual CIO and worked with me on a long-term strategy for IT and security to ensure it remains fit for purpose as the business continues to grow.”
ANN DYSIEWICZ . AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
“Beyond the accreditations, RightCue have caused us to think harder. To develop a maturity for our cyber security – processes and ideas for the future, and to think beyond IT to the business implications. Would I work with RightCue again? Absolutely, without hesitation…’
DAVID BATHO . EXETER COLLEGE
“RightCue helped us to achieve our cyber security accreditations including Cyber Essentials and IASME. But it’s more than that - the protection and management of data is now very much at the centre of our business.
“The RightCue team are absolute stars. Nothing is too much trouble. if you need help with cyber security, you can’t go wrong with RightCue.”
DAN CURTIS-ALLEN . FROST & SULLIVAN
"The team at Rightcue worked very closely with our internal team on our ISO27001 accreditation. They were extremely thorough and rigorous throughout the process, they acted professionally at all times and guided us through each step of the way to attain ISO27001. I would recommend Rightcue to help you achieve your security accreditations.”
SIMON ADAMS . PRD TECHNOLOGIES LTD
"They don’t just do the job and leave. They are at the end of the phone and happy to advise and engage at any time if you need them. If you’re considering Cyber Essentials accreditation, I’d definitely recommend RightCue.”
PAUL AUGUSTUS . ROWANS HOSPICE
"Whilst going for a computer security accreditation is never easy, the team at RightCue made it as painless as possible. They were clearly very knowledgeable and as helpful as they could be, given their role as a certification body…”
RAY SMITH . MUSKETEER SOLUTIONS LTD
“There is no doubt working with RightCue saved me a hell of a lot of time. I didn’t have to spend ages researching solutions. I would say RightCue are a very dependable resource, and are reassuringly competent. A good choice if you’re looking to acquire security accreditations…’
BEN COPE . CREATE IT
“We have been hugely impressed with the team at RightCue. They are very approachable and incredibly knowledgeable...Achieving those accreditations was so much easier, by working with an experienced and accomplished team of professionals, such as RightCue…’
SHELLEY HAWLEY . STALIS
“Having confidence in recommending them to our clients has allowed us to concentrate on playing to our strengths.
All of the RightCue team are very helpful and very willing to go the extra mile. They are very committed to delivering a good service, and that’s why we are always happy to refer them.”
PAUL LLOYD . LLOYD TECHNOLOGY
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