Privacy and data protection

New privacy laws and incidents of privacy violations, identity theft and personal information mismanagement have increased regulatory and consumer pressure to prevent disclosure or compromise of personally identifiable and sensitive information. The business impacts of failure – on both long-term relationships and value – have elevated the issues of privacy, security and information risk management to the board and senior executive level at many companies. Addressing privacy issues on a global, basis and in a consistent and cost-effective manner is crucial to maintaining a competitive edge in today’s global economy.

PwC offers a wide range of privacy and data protection services, and can help you:
  • Build an integrated, global privacy compliance and risk framework
  • Conduct privacy, security and/or identity theft prevention assessments & benchmarking of key controls
  • Perform personal information inventories of the business processes and locations that handle high-risk or regulatory sensitive information
  • Build privacy program business plans, budgets and roadmaps
  • Design and implement solutions to address key risks and areas of noncompliance; enhance data classification scheme and technical and physical security safeguards; re-architect global data flows; design automated vendor privacy and security oversight programs
  • Prepare for certification under the Safe Harbor Accord and implementation of other global compliance solutions
  • Assist in the management of incidents of improper disclosure and identity theft, breach notification, forensic investigation as well as negotiation and ongoing compliance with FTC consent decrees and State Attorneys General orders