Find an auditor

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Find an auditor

Find an auditor to get an informed opinion on how well your organization’s controls meet the relevant clauses.

This is crucial for businesses handling personal data. Look for auditors with expertise in data protection laws, experience in GDPR assessments, and certifications like CIPP/E. Ensure they understand your industry’s nuances and can provide actionable recommendations to enhance compliance and mitigate risks effectively.

Please refer to the “GDPR – Overview and Guides” article to understand the basic concepts of this standard.

Auditor

There are a few things you should consider when selecting a GDPR auditor:

  1. Accreditation: Look for auditors who hold relevant certifications, such as Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) offered by IAPP. These certifications indicate that the auditor has received specialized training in GDPR compliance.
  2. Reputation: Find a reputable firm. A firm with a good reputation is sufficient. If you need guidance in this area, TrustCloud provides recommendations in it’s TrustNetwork.
  3. Experience:  An auditor with more experience is likely to have a better and more thorough understanding of GDPR, how to evaluate controls against your organization, and the best practices that apply.
  4. Business understanding: It’s important that your auditor understands your business so they can expertly assess if there are any gaps or deficiencies.

Using a combination of techniques, they obtain an in-depth understanding of your program and how it fits into the GDPR framework. These techniques may include:

  1. Observation: Observing you perform a task relevant to specific control
  2. Inquiry: Interviewing you or your team to learn about a specific process.
  3. Inspection: Requesting evidence of compliance with a control

We strongly recommend organizations seek the help of a professional auditor to ensure a smooth GDPR audit process. Having an external perspective is essential to ensuring that the audit is thorough.

TrustCloud has the experience and knowledge to guide organizations in their efforts to achieve GDPR compliance. Our TrustNetwork includes proven GRC leaders who can help you find the right audit path at any size, stage or budget. To help you bridge identified gaps in the GDPR Audit findings, help you cover every aspect of the GDPR Audit process and provide appropriate remediation to fix gaps and make compliance achievable.

Adopt and maintain compliance with GDPR with TrustCloud so you can show customers and prospects that you’re serious about privacy. TrustCloud helps you achieve and maintain compliance with confidence as you grow.

 

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