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Privacy Insights 2021

19 October 2021

Original content provided by BDO Belgium

This whitepaper focuses on data privacy regulatory insights around the globe and how BDO helps our clients solve those challenges.

Privacy and data protection legislation continue to evolve. Recent evolutions, like the EU-US Privacy Shield, Swiss-US Privacy Shield, and Brexit have proven this. Organisations of all sizes struggle with staffing, process, and technology to manage their global privacy and data protection programmes.

Therefore, BDO publishes an annual Privacy Insights Whitepaper, Global Privacy Resources Guide, and PrivacyWatch®, three complementary resources that allow organisations worldwide to stay abreast of changing regulations and laws.

Over the last 18 months, companies have shifted their models from in-person to remote operations. In many cases, privacy and data protection policies and procedures have not caught up to prevent data leakage, data misuse, and the increase in Data Protection Authority inquiries and investigations.
While most organisations recognise the importance of data privacy compliance, they struggle with limited staff and insufficient global coverage. Therefore, it is more important than ever for organisations to enhance and maintain their data protection and privacy compliance programmes. Our Global DPO-as-a-Service and Data Protection Managed Services (DPMS) can assist with this.

Privacy professionals require critical knowledge and a network of trained peers to manage privacy obligations effectively. BDO’s Global Data Protection Academy enables professionals to meet their organisation’s privacy challenges. As an official training partner of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP),  the Academy’s trainers provide education regarding privacy principles and 
compliance for privacy professionals.