Periodic auditing is vital to the management and smooth running of all systems and procedures, to ensure compliance and continuous improvement. ProPrivacy Consulting Limited can provide experienced external audit services that are conversant with many different auditing systems and protocols. Our audits are done working alongside those with the relevant management responsibility and we provide constructive feedback to enable managers in-house to take corrective and improvement actions.
Considering new transparency and accountability requirements and pressure along the supply chain, we may be called into your business to do a third-party audit in the case of you and another party needing an independent opinion before signing an agreement or deal. You may also decide to test your own procedures for peace of mind and call for a straightforward external audit.
Generally, our audit process goes as described below and may be done in the form of a general compliance audit with a minimum involvement of five days or a more focused audit with a minimum of three days. We are happy to offer bespoke, tailored audit packages to suit your needs.
We agree on the list of people with whom we will interview and further liaise.
We will review your system and procedures that the business relies upon to manage your data and the associated risks. We will review the policies within your business relating to data protection and the objectives within, related plans and the allocation of responsibilities.
After our first consultation and subsequent review, we arrange an interview of no longer than an hour with the agreed upon relevant staff. This can be done either on your premises face-to-face or online. These interviews are designed to cover all issues relating to risk management and performance within the scope of the audit. We have our own points of discussion but allow interviewees freedom to offer input and address issues that affect them.
If necessary and agreed upon, observation and shadowing of management procedures and work practices are conducted for a time to determine the effectiveness of the system and the degree of conformity and compliance within your business.
Based on our firm grasp of your systems we have observed during your audit services, our auditor will then present an analysis to the senior management team and other stakeholders, highlighting gaps and compliance issues. We will recommend to you further actions or consulting that we feel necessary or that may be helpful to assist you in attaining compliance.