Privacy and data protection have recently become the prime focus for many organizations worldwide. An increasing number of data breaches have eroded customer and consumer trust, forcing countries to establish privacy and data protection rules and regulations. While organizations are moving towards implementing enterprise-wide data protection programs, the proliferation of technology, advent of new data sharing channels and dependency on cross-border data transfers have made the undertaking complex. Companies lack data asset inventories as well as visibility into data flow across internal and external boundaries. This creates a challenge when implementing appropriate data leakage response strategies and controls. Cross functional buy-in, participation and co-ordination required for program implementation further hamper establishment of an effective data protection control environment.
Aujas was engaged by a leading bank to design and implement a comprehensive data protection program that addressed governance, management, and implementation of data protection in a well defined manner.