A Deeper Dive into GDPR & Why Organizations Need to be Thinking about Third Party Risk

Session 2 of 3 (approx. 15 minutes)

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - which comes into force in May 2018 - may at first blush seem like “just another EU regulation”. However, organizations - and specifically third party risk management teams within them - would take a “tick-box” approach to compliance at their peril.

Join Simon McDougall, GDPR expert and Managing Director at Promontory Financial, and Anna Mazzone, Managing Director, International, and Global Head of Financial Services with Aravo Solutions as they discuss GDPR & Why Organizations Need To Be Thinking About Third Party Risk.

In this session, Simon and Anna will discuss:

  1. In relation to GDPR and Third Parties, what are some unexpected use-cases that firms have not been considering? 
  2. Are intra-company or international back-office processors areas that firms need to focus on?
  3. How do controllers ensure their processors are actually complying with GDPR process? What are your recommendations? 
  4. Do you see any independent audit standards coming for GDPR?  
  5. Which functions are you seeing managing the GDPR compliance process and how do you get stakeholders to collaborate?
  6. Does GDPR present organizations with an opportunity for competitive advantage?
  7. What are some potential best-practices or pitfalls around how companies can leverage technology to be compliant for GDPR?

Please check back for podcast session 3, as it will be available soon.


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Managing Director, Promontory Financial, London

Simon McDougall is a Managing Director in Promontory’s London office, and leads Promontory’s global privacy and data protection practice. He is a Chartered Accountant and until 2010, led Deloitte’s UK Privacy & Data Protection and Payments Regulation teams. He specializes in privacy and data protection, information governance and regulatory investigations.

Simon has led engagements with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, technology firms, retailers and life sciences firms. He has developed rationalized privacy risk management models, built enterprise-wide privacy programs and managed in-depth data protection audits. He spent six months seconded as the Head of Privacy and Records Management for the retail half of a large international bank.

Simon serves on the IAPP Board of Directors and the IAPP European Advisory Board. He has previously served on the UK Data Protection Forum executive, the BSI Data Protection Editorial Board, the DataGuidance Panel of Experts, the President of the Law Society’s Surveillance Working Group, and a range of other consultative and advisory groups. He was the co-author of a paper to the Leveson Inquiry, addressing privacy and press regulation.


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Anna Mazzone
Managing Director, International. Global Head of Financial Services, Aravo Solutions

Anna Mazzone leads and drives Aravo’s global expansion and is responsible for building operations and direct and partner channels internationally. She also leads growth initiatives and client engagement across financial services, bringing with her over 20 years’ financial services industry experience in the international markets.

The former Global Head of KYC Managed Services at Thomson Reuters, Anna founded and grew Thomson Reuters’ Org ID KYC Managed Service, leading a team of more than 150 staff and managing clients in more than 80 countries.
Ms. Mazzone’s deep domain expertise in Technology for Financial markets (FinTech), GRC (Governance Risk & Compliance technologies), and Know Your Customer (KYC) as well as Know Your Supplier/Vendor (KYS/KYV) has contributed to significant growth at companies including BAML, Thomson Reuters, CME Group, Markit and Trunomi.
Anna is on the Board of the Non-profit, Junior League of London, having supported the organization for over 14 years, on the Advisory Board for Trunomi, and is a business mentor for Level39 London Accelerator. In 2016 Anna was named in Innovate Finance’s “Women in Fintech Powerlist” which recognizes women who are playing a vital role in the development of the global Fintech sector. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Finance and Insurance from the University of South Carolina – Darla Moore School of Business. 

For more information about how Aravo can help improve your Third Party Risk Management programs, please contact us.


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Expert Series Podcast - Session 1 - GDPR & Why Organizations Need To Be Thinking About Third Party Risk

Expert Series Podcast - Session 3 - Looking toward the future with GDPR & Third Party Risk - with consideration to privacy regulations in other countries

Executive Download - Third Party Risk Management in the Dynamic of Business Scale, Complexity, and Change

Infographic - EU GDPR & Third Party Risk - 5 Steps You Can Take Today

Blog Post - The EU GDPR & Third Party Risk: Why Global 2000 Companies Should Be Focused on Third Party Compliance

Executive Download - Third Party Risk Management in the Dynamic of Business Scale, Complexity, and Change

Analyst Podcast - Session 1 - How to Develop a Third Party Management Strategy

Analyst Podcast - Session 3 - How to Develop a Third Party Management IT Architecture 

OCC Update Briefing 2017-7 - The OCC's Supplemental Examinations Procedures for Third Party Relationships Raising the Bar for Banks' Third Party Risk Management

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