Data Privacy

Elevating your privacy program.

Data Privacy Programs, Designed to Protect

For most organizations, data is their most valuable asset – in particular, personal data is one that they need to collect, manage, and protect with care. To comply with privacy regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) , the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) and other U.S. state privacy, biometric, identity and data breach laws, as well as other global privacy obligations, companies need to invest in data protection strategies by defining their policies and determining the necessary controls to protect personal information. BDO’s Global Privacy Resource Guide is a good first stop to learn more about your organization’s obligations. 

Our team of experienced privacy compliance professionals is dedicated to helping our clients succeed. We start by helping them understand their compliance obligations, before developing and executing a program plan designed to minimize cost and disruption while meeting all requirements. 

Our Solution

At BDO, we approach data privacy and protection by first understanding our clients’ business, the purposes and uses of personal information, as well as how data is managed throughout the organization. Our team of professionals has deep experience in governance, legal, operations, technology, compliance, and risk management, enabling us to focus on immediate privacy concerns while maintaining operational readiness. Coupled with our world class information security, information lifecycle management, data analytics and technology practices, we offer holistic data privacy practices that help organizations drive revenue while managing the bottom line.

Value Creation Drivers

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Our Offerings

  • Privacy strategy and program development
  • Records of processing development and management
  • Data flow diagramming
  • Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
  • Privacy engineering and Privacy by Design program development
  • Global Privacy Office and Data Protection Officer (DPO) services
  • Privacy monitorships and independent assessments
  • Privacy staff augmentation
  • Privacy program management and staff augmentation
  • Policies and procedures management and development
  • Managed services (network operations, security operations, e-discovery and privacy operations)

Global Privacy Resource Guide

View our interactive tool that provides real-time information on privacy laws worldwide to help you remain informed and identify potential compliance issues. 

For a personalized assessment of your organization's data protection needs, sign up for a free consultation or contact us.


Data Protection Academy

We offer various interactive courses to better understand key privacy principles and tools with trainers with global experience. Additionally, we provide our clients with private, customizable training and eLearning and Learning Management System (LMS) content development and delivery, and complimentary webinars focused on hot topics. 

Governance, Risk and Compliance Insights

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Meet Our Data Privacy Services Leader

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    Karen Schuler

    Principal; Governance, Risk & Compliance National Practice Leader and Global Privacy Services Co-Leader

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