Gartner Research

Beyond GDPR: Select and Control Your Service Providers to Ensure Privacy Protection

Published: 16 March 2018

ID: G00319944

Analyst(s): Bart Willemsen


Processing personal data may involve many parties, including service providers. Security and risk management leaders must develop vendor-selection criteria and control mechanisms to protect such data wherever it travels, across the entire data life cycle.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Specify Vendor-Selection Criteria by Extracting Minimum Requirements From Existing Policies
  • Instruct Managing Staff to Use the Requirements by Adding Them as Exclusion/Inclusion Criterion in Procurement Activities
  • Ensure Adherence to the Requirements Throughout the Lifetime of the Contract by Leveraging One or More Assurance Method as Described in This Research
    • Direct or Indirect Periodic Confirmation/Reconfirmation
    • Postincident Analysis

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