How a Record of Data Processing Activities (ROPA) can benefit any organization

What is a ROPA?

  • Names and contact details of the data controller, data processor, data controller’s representative, joint controller, and data protection officer (DPO), if applicable
  • Purpose (i.e., lawful basis) of processing personal data
  • Categories of data subjects and categories of personal data being processed
  • Categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed
  • Third parties in other countries or international organizations who receive the personal data
  • Retention schedule for each category of personal data
  • General description of technical and organizational security measures related to each processing activity

Benefits beyond compliance

Identify redundancies

Prepare to respond to data subject requests

Plan for data retention

Streamline data collection

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