Why Conduct a GDPR Privacy and Data Protection Audit?

Before considering the details of the privacy audit methodology, it is important to consider the reasons for conducting a privacy audit and the difference between confidentiality and privacy.

The objective of a privacy audit is to assess an organization’s privacy protection maturity against any legislative/regulatory requirements or international best practices and to review compliance with the organization’s own privacy-related policies.

The scope of the GDPR audit involves evaluating procedures undertaken by an organization throughout the typical information life-cycle phases: how information is created or received, distributed, used, maintained and eventually disposed of.

As information and data have transformed from being scarce to superabundant, the privacy audit presents the status of risk associated with potential information misuse and recommends initiatives that can limit an organization’s GDPR liability or reputation risk.

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accordance with this Regulation. Those measures shall be reviewed and updated where necessary.  Adherence to approved certification mechanisms may be used as an element by which to demonstrate compliance with the obligations of the controller. (Art. 24 GDPR, partially).