Data privacy regulations like GDPR, CCPA, etc., require organizations that process personal data to implement privacy compliance policies and measures so that data subjects can have greater control over their personal data. These privacy regulations require all internal systems to complete assessments to detect gaps between laws and organizational policies and measures. These compliance requirements could be broadly applicable to the entire organization or narrowly focused on a product, business unit, system, or process within the organization.
Therefore, to ensure proper compliance, organizations are required to conduct privacy and data protection assessments of their implemented technical, physical, organizational and other security measures. Organizations may have hundreds of internal systems that require different assessments. These assessments can help organizations in the effective implementation of privacy compliance policies and in evaluating and minimizing data protection risks, and enhancing individuals’ privacy at the same time.