Project Management

How to Use Low-Code/No-Code Tools to Manage Data Protection Risks When You Have Limited Resources

Martin is a Director with FTI Consulting in Dublin.

Low-code/no-code (i.e. citizen development) tools provide an opportunity for organizations to address said issues when they are short on resources

I work within business transformation and specialize in data protection. I have been interested in data protection and privacy ever since the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) introduction in 2018—and have since managed about 10 data protection programs.

Many Organizations are Short on Resources for Meeting Data Protection Requirements
Professionally and personally, I keep encountering organizations that do not have the necessary resources (e.g. time, funds, knowledge or support) to work through the data protection requirements imposed on them by regulations such as GDPR. I have made most of these observations in my personal life and with smaller organizations, such as children’s organizations, schools and sports clubs.

However, I have also encountered a recurring lack of resources when I work with larger organizations in my job as a consultant—mainly in peripheral parts of those organizations and in areas that may not have been exposed by the data protection programs of 2018 (i.e. GDPR).

I don’t believe that a shortage in resources has led to a lack of awareness of key data protection requirements (as stipulated by consensus), or an inability among organizations to identify key …


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