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The Acuity SaaS DPIA tool

As a Chief Risk Officer (CRO), with your reporting Data Protection Officer (DPO), you require oversight and live risk/impact assessment across all 3 privacy risk pillars (Collective Rights | Intrusion | Accessibility), with their supporting threat and criteria definitions, assessing the output Records of Processing (RoP’s) of the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), with online workflow automation, delivering instant risk treatment plans for each function, location, country and region, where unacceptably high risk privacy data resides in the physical, logical and supplier relationships.

Poor core security, disgruntled employee, hackers, State level espionage, all contribute to the need to demonstrate strong ethical and operational control over the sensitivity and value of personal data, such that negligence cannot be associated to the business, provided good practices and implementation of risk treatment plans are managed.

The rewards and benefits of maintaining control over personal data cannot be achieved without conducting a thorough and ethical assessment of all aspects of the operational environment, The Acuity SaaS PIA product guides you through the 3 privacy risk pillars, (Collective Rights | Intrusion | Accessibility) which also interact with the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) of ISO27001 Information Security, reporting against targeted logical and physical containers within the infrastructure of the business, associated  external supply chain and movement across countries (EU/EEA | 3rd Country | Not Recognised), enabling a country view, a regional view and consequently a global enterprise view

The Acuity SaaS DPIA module provides strategic and tactical direction for operational security controls/investment to minimise all possible points of exposure to a breach of compliance with regards to the personal data held.

The Acuity SaaS DPIA module links directly into our SaaS ERM Module, providing the board with live insight into the privacy threat to the legal and regulatory pillar of risk.

The Acuity SaaS DPIA module provides critical input feeds into our Information Security Management System (ISMS) methodology and positions the start of a robust ISO27701 Privacy Management System program.

The Acuity SaaS DPIA and our ISMS methodology brings assurance that the administrative obligation of the GDPR regulation removes the potential risk of accusation of negligence and therefore the potential liability of the first 50% (2% of annual turnover!) of any subsequent fine imposed. The module also exposes weaknesses within the operational handling of privacy data, targeting appropriate and demonstrable levels of investment in technology, people and process.

Taking the known risks outputted from the Acuity SaaS PIA module and prioritising resources (time and money) to treat/mitigate those known risks, balancing daily operational needs with the potential risk of a breach resulting in a regulatory fine and reputational damage for the business.

The Acuity SaaS DPIA module directs prioritised risk treatment plans, protecting high value personal data bringing control and assurance to the CRO/DPO to the level of impact and quantifiable risk across the enterprise business landscape, giving valued input, both up and downstream, where the appropriate and proportionate investment of time and money need to be placed.

The Acuity SaaS DPIA module brings the CRO/DPO roles strong operational value, enabling them to bring solutions and reasons for beneficial operational change.

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