The Privacy Factory - Privacy Manager: A proven all-in-one GDPR platform

B.Tulkens, Chief Executive Officer and M.Vrijhof, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer
Data breaches and cybersecurity issues are on the rise, driving regulators across the globe to impose uniform data privacy and security laws. Despite significant enforcement activity and new laws being enacted, GDPR implementation and complying with these regulations still remains a challenge for most organizations. The primary reason is the lack of a structured plan for GDPR implementation because more often than not, organizations tend to focus on writing privacy statements, processing agreements and data breach management protocols. As much as all these steps matter, they are still individual pieces of a larger puzzle. What organizations need is a comprehensive platform that manages the planning, execution, documenting and controlling of privacy activities as required by the GDPR.

Having been involved in the protection of personal data for over three decades, The Privacy Factory team has used its expertise and experience to develop the Privacy Manager. This cloud-based software platform translates the GDPR into a unique workflow-based solution, making it easy to implement the GDPR into organizations.

“With our unique workflow-based approach we help our customers implement the GDPR in line with their corporate culture ” Marc Vrijhof, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer of The Privacy Factory So far, Privacy Manager has been applied in over 250 organizations as an all-in-one solution, combining GDPR project management, GDPR training and online GDPR specialist services.

Privacy Manager ?

It is important for organizations that their corporate culture connects with the manner in which GDPR implementation is organized. For most, this will translate into a traditional Plan-Do-Check-Act model: Plan: allocate 50+ GDPR privacy activities to the members of the organization’s privacy team

Do: have your privacy team members deliver proof of execution of these activities
Check: have your Data Protection Officer monitor the correct (proof of) execution
Act: have your Data Protection Officer advise on points of improvement


With our unique workflow-based approach we help our customers implement the GDPR in line with their corporate culture ” Marc Vrijhof, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer of The Privacy Factory



Privacy Academy

As an integral part of the Privacy Manager, The Privacy Academy provides GDPR training courses ranging from vocational DPO training to employee awareness programs. Core to the Privacy Academy is its 70/20/10 training approach:
• 70% learning by doing
• 20% learning through coaching and feedback
• 10% learning through (online) classroom training

Privacy Consultant

Experience gained during the 250 implementation projects already realized has shown that implementing the GDPR generates ad-hoc problems requiring specialized knowledge. As is true for the Privacy Academy, the Privacy Consultant is an integral part of the Privacy Manager. This online ‘DPO as a Service’ enables its users to contact GDPR specialists directly using a four-step process:

Step 1: go to ‘My Privacy Manager’ and contact your dedicated GDPR specialist directly
Step 2: describe your problem and attach relevant documents
Step 3: receive your qualified answer and further discuss details, and subsequently
Step 4: build your own Q&A library in the Privacy Manager
As of January 1st 2020, The Privacy Factory will start expanding its Benelux network to all other EU member states. Already having a presence in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, expansion to neighbouring countries Germany and France is the natural next step.

Company
The Privacy Factory

Headquarters
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Management
B.Tulkens, Chief Executive Officer and M.Vrijhof, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer

Description
The Privacy Factory has developed their GDPR solution according to a Plan-Do-Check-Act management approach, resulting in the development of a role-based Software as a Service platform. The Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle has been translated into a role-based GDPR implementation stategy which is executed by the Inspector, Policy maker,Planner and Controller roles. The platform is a one-stop-shop GDPR solution which encompasses the Privacy Manager (for accountability), Privacy Academy (for training) and Privacy Consultant (for DPO as a Service)

The Privacy Factory