Discover your privacy maturity level
Take our free privacy maturity assessment and find out which concrete actions you’d need to take to achieve your organization’s desired privacy maturity level.
As there are many privacy laws out there, it’s important to note that our assessment focuses primarily on the GDPR.
What is a privacy maturity level?
Though there are several frameworks to determine privacy maturity levels, the general concept is the same: A privacy maturity level indicates how capable an organization is at handling everything related to privacy legislation such as GDPR. This includes processes, procedures, policies, awareness trainings, continuous improvement, reporting etc.
The most known maturity model is the Capability Maturity Model Integration (or, CMMI). It’s been applied to several different sectors like marketing, sales, finance, human resources… with organizations ending up at one of five maturity levels:
- Quanitatively managed
How does the free privacy maturity assessment work?
Usually, the maturity level is the aggregate of several subdomains’ maturity levels. Privacy is no exception. We based our privacy maturity assessment on the model suggested by the Commission Nationale Informatique & Libertés (CNIL), the French Data Protection Supervisory Authority.
They have defined eight subdomains within privacy with each of them having a maturity level of 1 – 5:
- Defining and implementing data protection procedures
- Data protection governance
- Maintaining the records of processing activities
- Ensuring data processing activities are compliant with privacy law
- Educating and raising awareness
- Treating data subject requests
- Managing security risks
- Managing incidents & breaches
Why is a privacy maturity level useful?
The goal of the privacy maturity level is to give clear instructions to organizations to improve their execution and compliance with privacy laws.
Tailored action plan
Not every organization needs or should aspire to the highest maturity level. The Privacy maturity model allows organizations to determine short and long-term goals, as well as high-level action plans, tailored to their specific situation.
It also proves to be a great way to report the value of departments with typically little direct impact on company performance towards leadership. E.g.: compliance, legal, IT, risk, …
Increase your privacy maturity level
Our software provides structure, automation and reporting capabilities across all eight privacy subdomains, making it the perfect tool to bring your (privacy) organization to the next level.
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