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One Simple Data Privacy Trick That Will Get You Started

Updated: Oct 25

If you are working for a company that handles consumer data or provides service to one, you may have heard about Data Privacy regulation. It all started with the European Union passing the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and many countries that followed, including, recently, California, with the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act). This regulation is vague and hard to understand but it may apply to your company and fines for not complying are potentially huge.

If you need to be compliant with CCPA or GDPR you must make sure that 3rd party vendors that provide services to your company are compliant as well. How can this be done?

A common practice is to compile and send all your vendors a questionnaire that assesses their compliance level. But this could be a painful hassle from figuring out all the vendors your company is in contact with, to compiling the right questionnaires, to sending them out and making sure that they are properly answered.

Fortunately, this free tool by Purpose Labs can greatly help to simplify this task. All the questionnaires are predefined in the tool and it automatically sends them to your vendors. The vendors’ responses are collected and they are given a compliance score. Eventually you will get a simple overview of all your vendors, their compliance level, if they are overdue or if anything else needs to be done to ensure your compliance.

It only takes a few minutes to set up and you will already significantly reduce your risk of being fined.

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