Every organization processes personal data: careful handling requires attention in aspects such as obtaining, using, storing and ultimately removing it. This is in line with the protection that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) offers to persons and their data. Transparency, correctness and confidentiality are guiding principles for this legislation. These are also important topics for your own business operations. Through an appropriate implementation of governance, processes and technology, it is possible to meet the wishes of your customers and employees in an efficient and effective manner. Obtaining and having a permanent grip on this subject requires Privacy Management.
Equal to safeguarding information security, safeguarding privacy is not a one-off exercise but a recurring effort. Organizations change with their environment or develop new services, as a result of which internal processes and governance change. But external factors can also lead to change. For example, by (judicial) decisions regarding the application of privacy regulations or the introduction of the European e-Privacy Regulation (ePV). By organizing governance, processes and awareness about privacy, this topic must be permanently anchored and continuously improved.
Traxion can help your organization in various ways to safeguard your personal data, grow the maturity of your privacy processes and give your management certainty.
Implementing processes, procedures and governance shapes the implementation of Privacy Management in your organization. The starting point of Traxion is that it must match your own processes and organization. Our consultants provide practical guidance and can unburden you by taking over (parts of) activities. All this with the aim of achieving a concrete result.
Traxion provides privacy managers who are able to embed privacy requirements in your business processes. This does not have to end at the end of the implementation process. We can also make agreements on how we can continue to support you, because Privacy Management is part of your organization.
A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a person in your organization who supervises compliance with privacy legislation. Under certain conditions, the appointment of a DPO is required by law.
When filling this position, organizations must take into account, among other things:
- The ability to function independently of the DPO, without any conflict of interest.
- Having a thorough knowledge of relevant legislation and thus being able to make a practical translation to the data processing in your organization by the DPO.
- The DPO’s ability to combine privacy with IT and information security.
The law states that this may also be an external person. Based on your needs, Traxion can provide you with an DPO in the form of a service: deployment of an independent and competent Traxion DPO is then laid down in agreements with an appropriate SLA (Service Level Agreement), so that in case of data leaks or incidents can appeal to this.
Do you need a clear starting point to guarantee privacy? Or do you want to know at which maturity level the privacy of your organization is located? Our consultants can conduct an assessment to provide an overview of the privacy elements that are being fleshed out and the elements that must be considered.
After completing the assessment you have:
- An overview of topics that you must arrange according to the GDPR.
- An overview of possible data processing that you can use to set up your processing register.
- Concrete recommendations for implementing procedures regarding data subjects’ rights.
This advice is in line with the checklist of the AP (the Netherlands) or the checklist of the Data Protection Authority (Belgium).
Our consultants are certified in the field of privacy with internationally recognized certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). In addition to their thorough knowledge of privacy, they have expertise in information security: this enables them to bridge the gap between the security structure of your organization.
Would you like to know more about our services? Contact us and we will be happy to assist you.