Our research predicts that by 2021 more than 60% of large organizations will have a privacy management program fully integrated into the business, up from 10% in 2017.

Against this backdrop, Gartner experts continue to encounter the misconception that responsibility for privacy management falls solely to security and risk management leaders. Yet, legal and compliance executives can help their organization minimize risk and maximize trust by ensuring the application of “privacy by design” principles.

This involves collaborating with business areas not traditionally accustomed to working with legal, and building a culture of responsible data use as well as more tactical efforts to minimize compliance risk.

See what our analysts have to say about legal and compliance’s role in ensuring privacy and data protection — download the white paper now.