The GDPR audit scheme package provides a comprehensive platform for assessing all data managing processes that relate to GDPR. Nonetheless, generally speaking, the GDPR audit has to include activities that are quite technical in nature, because they concentrate on the range of IT controls regularly analyzed by IT auditors. However, to tackle both specific and general audit standpoints, this package features a couple of parts, each customized for a certain audit emphasis:
- An extensive audit scheme (GDPR Audit Scheme — Enterprise)
- A narrower audit scheme only covering GDPR’s technical aspects (GDPR Audit Scheme Technical)
The technical scheme is for auditors who have to determine the effect that IT controls have on processing data. Whereas, the extensive scheme covers the entire depth and range of GDPR’s enterprise-level auditing.
Aims of the Audit
GDPR audits aim to give managers a good idea of how well the supervision, recording, and implementation of GDPR is going. Although, the assessment will concentrate on GDPR monitoring and reaction procedures, and support areas that help to lower the risks linked to GDPR non-compliance.
- Offer management evaluation of their GDPR procedures and policies, and their operational efficiency
- Highlight control shortcomings that could cause greater usage of unapproved GDPR solutions. They can increase the chance of solutions detection.
- Assess how well the organization manages and responds to the demands of GDPR
Scope of the Audit
The assurance/audit scheme structured around the categories below:
- Execution Controls are needed to execute GDPR
- Sustenance Controls are needed to sustain ongoing information privacy and safeguards (these have been needed in the past for the same reason)
Auditors who conduct audits will highlight the range of organizational systems, assets, and functions to assess.
The accompanying workbook features a recommended list of potential