Mutie Advocates is a full service compliance law firm

Data Protection Compliance

Mutie Advocates is a full service compliance law firm
Responsiblity on organisations or individuals engaged in processing personal data. Generally, these laws require organisations to be accountable to multiple stakeholders in the collection and use of their data. Non-compliance poses several risks including financial and reputational consequences. For instance, in Kenya, failure to comply attracts an administrative fine of up to Kenya Shillings Five Million or 1% of gross annual turnover, whichever is lower.
Our data protection compliance services include:
A DPO is a professional responsible for helping organisations in meeting their data protection obligations. In our role as outsourced DPOs, we manage various aspects related to data protection. This includes tasks such as registration with regulators, conducting data protection audits and impact assessments. We also offer support for processing data subjects’ rights requests, managing data breaches, creating and implementing policies and delivering data protection awareness training for your staff members. Our approach is collaborative, open, and transparent. We maintain records of your processing activities and provide you with routine reports on the compliance status within your organization.
Our Data Protection Audits involve comprehensive assessments of your organisation’s data processing practices, security measures, and overall compliance with relevant data protection laws. The primary goal of the audit is to provide you with a detailed understanding of the risks associated with how your organisation manages and safeguards personal data. The audit process includes a systematic review of data handling practices across the organisation, conducting a comprehensive gap analysis and generating detailed audit reports. In addition to the audit, we offer guidance in implementing the necessary changes to reinforce your data protection framework.
Data protection audits are instrumental in strengthening an organization’s data protection practices, fortifying information security, and ensuring ongoing compliance with data protection laws. Our audit process involves a systematic review of data handling practices across the organisation, gap analysis and audit reporting. In addition to the audit, we offer guidance on implementing the necessary changes to reinforce the existing data protection frameworks.
Policies play a pivotal role in data protection compliance. We work closely with our clients to develop customised policies that not only align with their business objectives but also comply with relevant laws and regulations. We also offer periodic policy reviews, along with implementation support and tailored training and awareness programs. Our holistic approach aims to seamlessly integrate and reinforce a data protection culture within your organization.
We provide support and advice on how to handle data subject requests like access, rectification, and erasure requests. We also support and advice on how to enhance data subject information rights, or how to handle restriction, data portability and objection requests.
In the unfortunate event of a Personal Data Breach, our comprehensive breach management service ensures swift and effective action to minimize potential damage to your organisation’s reputation and maintain trust with valued customers. Our approach involves immediate identification and assessment of the breach, determining the extent of the impact, and implementing targeted remediation strategies. We guide you through the entire process, from notifying relevant authorities to communicating transparently with affected individuals. By leveraging our expertise, you can confidently navigate data breaches, mitigate associated risks, and safeguard the trust and confidence placed in your organisation.
If your organisation deals with international data transfers, our services ensure that these transfers comply with cross-border data transfer regulations. We assess the adequacy of transfer mechanisms to ensure that personal data remains protected while in transit and at rest.
Managing data protection compliance with third-party vendors is critical to safeguarding your data. Our services include evaluating vendors’ data protection practices, conducting due diligence, and establishing contractual provisions to protect your data when working with external partners.
We support organisations in registering as data controllers or processors with the relevant data protection authorities.
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