Castlebridge and Least Authority team up to reinvent Privacy Reviews

By Carey Lening
November 20, 2023
9min read
Partner Announcement
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Castlebridge and Least Authority team up to reinvent Privacy Reviews

In an era where data protection, privacy, and security are critical issues for organisations, Castlebridge, a leading authority providing pragmatic advice in the business of data, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Least Authority, pioneers in decentralized systems security. Right now, data protection and privacy impact assessments and technical security reviews are often done separately by different teams with limited collaboration. We hope that by working together, we can help organisations solve this gap and get a complete picture of how they use and secure data, and where and how they can improve.  

Addressing a Core Challenge in Data Protection and Privacy

The digital world faces a persistent challenge: the need for robust data protection and security measures to meet regulatory obligations, protect systems, and build user trust. It’s no longer enough for organisations to state that they “Care about your privacy” – it’s time for them to demonstrate how. Unfortunately, traditional technical security reviews, usually led by security teams or technologists, often overlook the deeper implications of personal data handling and individual rights, while data protection impact assessments, usually led by DPOs and legal teams, seldom delve deeply into the technical nuances of implementation. This disjointed approach leaves a significant gap in truly safeguarding user data and meeting ‘privacy by design and default’ principles.

Introducing: The Holistic Privacy Review

Our partnership aims to bridge the divide between technical security and data protection impact assessments by offering a comprehensive solution that encompasses both. Our Holistic Privacy Review approach empowers organizations with the ability to build more secure, resilient, and privacy-preserving systems, and meet privacy-by-design and default obligations. We also encourage all clients to publish audits in order to foster genuine transparency. 

At the core of this initiative is Castlebridge’s people-centered philosophy, focused on supporting individuals within organizations to make informed data decisions. This ethos aligns perfectly with Least Authority’s commitments to provide true security and privacy by design, at the technical, and not just policy level. We hope that our mutual strengths will set a new standard in the industry.

Our Vision and Values & Next Steps

As a trusted partner and advisor to organizations around the world, Castlebridge’s vision of excellence through continuous improvement in data management skills integrates seamlessly with Least Authority’s commitment to enabling and securing cutting-edge technology. This partnership is built on a foundation of integrity, professionalism, and a relentless commitment towards better outcomes for all.

Clients of both Castlebridge and Least Authority can expect unparalleled service, as this partnership leverages the strengths of both organizations to assess technologies and systems comprehensively. Stay tuned for more insights on this collaboration, and reach out to explore how our Holistic Privacy Review can benefit your organization.

About Castlebridge

Founded in 2009, Castlebridge has been an international authority in the business of data, offering pragmatic advice and solutions to complex data challenges. With a vision to enable organizations through improved processes and data competencies, Castlebridge stands as a beacon of innovation and integrity in data management and data protection.

About Least Authority

Established in 2011 by a team of passionate technologists, Least Authority specializes in securing and improving decentralized systems. With over 200 technical security audits and consulting engagements under their belt, they are at the forefront of advancing security in the ever-evolving Web3 space and beyond.

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