DSCI Certified Privacy Lead Assessor – Training and Certification Program

To protect privacy of personal information from unauthorized use, disclosure, modification or misuse, DSCI conceptualized its approach towards privacy in the DSCI Privacy Framework (DPF©) which is based on the global privacy best practices and frameworks. The framework was released in December, 2010. To assess the privacy implementation in an organization, DSCI Assessment Framework for Privacy (DAF-P)© was released in December, 2012. It consists of two parts, with each focusing on distinct aspects of privacy implementation – one focuses on Assessment of Organizational Competence in Privacy based on practice areas defined in DPF© while the other – Privacy Principles based Assessment, focuses on implementation of global privacy principles. The first part is based on the nine practice areas listed under DPF© and the assessment questionnaire is thus designed to help organizations assess and mature their privacy program. The questionnaire is based on the practices defined in DPF©, with suggestive guidance parameters to aid the assessors when conducting assessments. The assessment could be conducted in either modes: Self-Assessment or External Assessment. The external assessment through DSCI empanelled auditors could help organizations attain DSCI Certification. The second part is intended to help organizations assess and improve maturity in the implementation of global privacy principles across all the organizational processes that deal with personal information and in the process optimize their efforts while implementing privacy principles across global operations. DSCI has designed a training program for potential assessors to assess implementation of privacy in organizations that meets the requirements laid down in DPF©.

To equip the potential assessors with necessary knowledge and tools to assess organizations’ privacy implementations in accordance with DSCI Assessment Framework for Privacy (DAF-P)©and DSCI Privacy Framework (DPF©). The training program intends to explain the intent behind each of the practices defined under the nine practice areas of (DPF©), to help the assessors understand, analyze, investigate and appreciate the various aspects of privacy implementation within organizations. The training program aims to provide a common platform for potential assessors from different organizations to have a common understanding and expectations for privacy implementations. The program will also help organizations desirous of DSCI certification; better understand the expectation of privacy implementation, and requirements for DSCI certification.

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I have known DSCI since its inception. I am extremely happy to see their consistent endeavor to make a...
Seema Bangera
CISO, Serco Global Services
An excellent course, the first of its kind in the country. Covers the whole ambit of the Indian Data Privacy...
Arun Kumar Anand
Vice President & CISO, NIIT Technologies Limited
Extremely helpful initiative. DSCI being the first in India to clarify Privacy aspects & improve industry...
Anindya Chatterjee
Deputy Manager, Vodafone
Great initiative; however to be a part of national level initiative is more prideful for me.
Himanshu Sharma
Consultant, Governance -Risk and Compliance, Wipro
A good initiative by DSCI to strengthen India with respect to privacy right & enforcement.
Vishnu Kesarwani
Information Security & Compliance, iGate Global Solutions Ltd.
A great initiative ‘must for the nation & industries/organizations now. It is high time we addressed...
Vivek Kaushik
GCP Consultant, TCS
Wonderful training program. It gives a 360 degree view on privacy framework.
Sridhar G.
IMRC, Wipro
This training is a mint for all the execution who in any way deal with PI. There can be no other place in...
Joshi Joseph
Sr Info Risk Manager-IRM, ING Vyasa Bank
This was a very good & informative program. It built an awareness of what was happening in industry.
Megha Madnani
AVP- Data Privacy, Genpact
Privacy is a new area & very important one. DSCI has done a very good job of gaining detailed...
Ashish Gondkar
Solutioning Manager, IBM