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Protect Data Privacy and Generate Trust

Demonstrate confidentiality and proper privacy management

Your business has the essential task of safeguarding one of its most valuable assets: your data. In the face of new state consumer privacy laws, the U.S. government’s focus on creating a comprehensive federal consumer privacy law, and heightened consumer expectations of data privacy, EXTEND becomes your strategic ally, providing you with resources for data privacy management and support for developing a more robust privacy information management system (PIMS).
Our team equips your business to better manage data privacy, controlling how data is collected, processed, shared, and used. Through our support, you can confidently secure private information, effectively manage consent, efficiently respond to data subject access requests, and identify compliance objectives needed to address the evolving consumer privacy regulatory landscape.
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Using data privacy management to support information security

Data privacy and information security go hand in hand. Having a rigorous, all-encompassing data privacy management system inherently enhances the security of your information. EXTEND equips you with the knowledge to identify the types of data you maintain and where it is located, allowing you to concentrate your security efforts and maintain vigilance more effectively.

Evaluating the Maturity of Your Data Privacy Program

When considering a privacy management program, there are a few things you should ask yourself:

  • Do we know who is using the data we store and manage, where it is being used, and why?
  • Are we confident in our ability to detect, remediate, and effectively manage a data breach?
  • Is our business using up-to-date practices involving personal data management?
  • Do we fully understand our privacy obligations and risks? Is our compliance strategy effective?
  • Are we monitoring privacy and security compliance among both internal teams and third-party suppliers?

We help you transform your data privacy challenges into strategic advantages.

EXTEND empowers you with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complex landscape of data privacy law and regulations, optimize compliance, reduce costs, and enhance the effectiveness of your privacy program.
Take the first step towards stronger data privacy.

Leverage Valuable Data Assets While Reducing Privacy Risks

Data privacy is more than just a compliance issue; it is a way of doing business. Capitalize on our expertise at EXTEND Resources to build a culture of privacy protection in your organization, safeguard your reputation, and gain the trust of your stakeholders – all while using your data assets to operate your business.

Vision & Strategy

We assist you in defining your data protection obligations and goals, providing you with advice on data protection strategies designed for your organization.

Data Identification & Analysis

We help identify your data repositories and conduct a comprehensive analysis of your data storage, location, and access.

Data Privacy Plan

Our team works with you to develop and maintain policies & procedures with executive-level approval.

Compliance Training & Reporting

We offer Privacy Awareness Training and Executive-Level Awareness and Reporting.

Assessment, Analysis & Advice

Benefit from our HIPAA Security Risk Assessment, HIPAA GAP Analysis, and Data Protection Impact Assessments.

Monitor Entity
Compliance

We support your organization’s effort to remain compliant with GDPR, ISO 27701, CCPA/CPRA, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and other privacy requirements.

Audit or Incident
Support

In the event of an incident, we offer planning, preparation, and incident analysis and response.

Expert Knowledge with a Variety of 
Compliance Frameworks

HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
This U.S. law and associated regulations are designed to safeguard protected health information and are applicable to covered entities and business associates. HIPAA requirements are often complex for businesses to navigate, and noncompliance or a breach can lead to a government enforcement action, civil and criminal penalties, and significant reputational damage. We help your organization not only understand the intricacies of the HIPAA Privacy Rule but also effectively implement measures required to address the Privacy Rule standards applicable to your business.
CCPA + CPRA: California Consumer Privacy Act as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act

This act provides enhanced privacy rights and protections to California residents. EXTEND helps you follow all CCPA and CPRA obligations, such as notifying consumers about data collection practices and responding to consumer and employee data privacy requests in a timely manner.

 

Additional Industry and State Privacy Laws:

  • GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act): This U.S. law applies to the financial services industry and protects consumer privacy. It applies to any financial institution that collects, uses, or discloses personal information.
  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: This U.S. law applies to the education industry and is aimed at protecting student data such as educational information (e.g., grades, courses, etc.), personal identifiable information – PII (e.g., SSN), and directory information (e.g., name, address, etc.).
  • The New York SHIELD Act (Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act): This New York law applies to any business that owns or licenses computerized data that includes private information of a New York resident. It requires companies to adopt safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of private information.
  • State Consumer Privacy Laws: Several States have followed California’s lead and adopted consumer privacy laws while many other States continue to funnel proposed consumer privacy laws through their legislative process. Though specific requirements may vary, common consumer privacy themes include consumer rights, privacy notices, privacy impact assessments, cookie consent, and third-party management.
AICPA PMF: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Privacy Management Framework
The PMF is a guide to help organizations address their business activities that involve collecting, creating, using, storing, and transmitting personal information of individuals. In addition to satisfying requirements applicable to accounting firms, the PMF can be followed by other businesses to establish adequate data protection safeguards.
ISO 27701
This is a data privacy information management standard that works in conjunction with the ISO 27001 standard for Information Security Management. It is designed to empower businesses to initiate, sustain, and enhance their privacy information management system. EXTEND helps you maintain compliance with ISO 27701 and demonstrate a strong commitment to data privacy so that you can reassure stakeholders and regulators alike.
GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation
Hailing from the European Union, this regulation magnifies the protection of individuals’ personal data, giving them the reins over their information. Our team can assist in every step of your GDPR compliance journey, from conducting comprehensive data mapping to implementing robust data protection measures. We will also help in establishing mechanisms for responding to data subject requests, such as the right to access, rectify, or erase personal data, ensuring that your organization respects and upholds these important individual rights.
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