Data Protection Managed Services

A one-stop, cost-effective solution for global data protection.

A Scalable Approach to Managed Data Protection Services

Comprehensive data protection is a must. Breaches and non-compliance issues have consequences ranging from fines to lost productivity, diminished reputation and buyer trust, and lawsuits. Today, building a holistic and proactive data protection strategy is a necessity to offset threats, manage buyer expectations and comply with evolving regulations.

In this environment, it is more important than ever for organizations to enhance and maintain their data protection and privacy compliance programs. While most organizations recognize the importance of data privacy compliance, they struggle with limited staff, inadequate bandwidth, inability to scale, fragmented ownership of privacy tasks and the reality of “just-in-time” privacy operations. 

Our Solution

BDO’s Data Protection Managed Services provides a holistic approach to data protection, with specialties in EU data protection, US privacy regulations and overall security management. Our expansive global team responds to meet fluctuating data protection demands, utilizes market leading privacy platforms and leverages experience with in-country regulators around the world. Our data protection team offers a one-stop, cost-effective solution for global data protection through our managed services offerings. 

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Our Offerings

Periodic health checks to measure the privacy program maturity and implementation against leading practices and regulatory requirements. We will conduct a custom assessment using our Privacy+ Framework to identify gaps, develop a program roadmap, and monitor compliance. 

Leveraging processes and artifacts to systematically maintain your PI inventory and develop or update your business processing activities register. We combine insights and connectivity from other related efforts, such as privacy impact assessments (PIA), asset inventories, and data mapping to maintain consistency. 

Right-sizing staffing levels to fulfill individual rights requests can be challenging given typical month-to-month fluctuations. Our holistic fulfillment workflow reduces cost and automates as much of the process as possible. Metrics are provided on a monthly basis and escalation points are established along with standard response templates to maximize efficiency, improve quality, and reduce overhead. 

Managed Privacy by Design augments existing privacy teams to implement and facilitate PIAs and other risk assessments, identify privacy risks, and advise on remediation options. We embed these processes into IT development methodologies and vendor procurement to proactively address risk. 

At the core of your privacy program are the policies and procedures which establish standards for how your organization processes and protects PI. We continuously monitor your business and regulatory changes, review program artifacts and create or update documentation so you stay up to date. 

Custom privacy training, awareness campaigns and/or priority access to our Data Protection Academy to expand your organization’s privacy knowledge and, where applicable, prepare for International Association of Privacy Professionals exams and certifications. 

BDO’s Privacy Co-sourcing and Staff Augmentation Services connects clients with privacy subject matter experts to support their Privacy, Data Governance, Security, and Compliance programs. Co-sourced resources provide specific skills needed to help clients meet strategic, regulatory, and operational goals. Clients leverage the co-sourcing model to build, mature, and monitor their privacy and data governance programs while benefiting from access to the leading practices offered by trained and vetted privacy experts. BDO’s co-sourcing model offers clients cost reduction, scalability, and agility while reducing the impact of staff turnover, providing for better continuity and efficiency. 

BDO’s Data Protection Academy leverages firm and industry knowledge to better prepare its clients by providing training to executives and staff. The Data Protection Academy offers the opportunity for all BDO clients and privacy professionals to take advantage of the expertise provided by our trained and certified professionals. Currently, the Data Protection Academy is an authorized International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) trainer and offers Privacy Program Management (CIPM), U.S. Private-Sector Privacy (CIPP/US), European Data Protection (CIPP/E), and Privacy in Technology (CIPT) courses. The Data Protection Academy has a proven track record and has trained over 1500 individuals in 50+ countries and across hundreds of organizations. Please see our Data Protection Academy page for our upcoming training opportunities. 

Complimentary Data Protection Consultation

Better understand ways to enhance your privacy operations in light of regulatory expectations and obligations.


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. 

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