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Assessing risks in a structured manner and managing them transparently

With the risk management software from caralegal, data protection officers succeed in classifying and controlling data protection-relevant risks.

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Managing data protection risks uniformly and comprehensively in all processes

Gain overview and control

Linking to your data protection management leads to comprehensive transparency of your data protection risks at all levels.

Set targeted measures

Link risks with warranty targets and use known catalogs of measures for mitigation

Standardize workflows

Benefit from an integrated workflow between risk management, VVT and TOM.

From risk identification to risk treatment

caralegal's risk management software enhances your data protection flow and enables data protection officers to have a holistic process for identifying, assessing and addressing risks to the rights and freedoms of data subjects.

Record risks in a structured and professional manner

The risk management workflow accesses your data protection documentation and adapts to your organizational structure.

Assign warranty targets

Link with data sources

Map company or group structure

Comprehensive analysis and evaluation of your risks

Risk owners translate the identified risks into a risk matrix and justify the assessment.

Risk assessment per warranty target

Add existing TOM automatically

Evaluate the amount of damage and probability of occurrence


Record how you manage risks

Select a method of risk treatment and evaluate the residual risk.

Initiate new security measures

Use catalogs of measures (ISO 27001, SDM)

Specify residual risk after risk treatment

Always have all risks in view

Stay informed at all times and use the risk-based approach for improvement.

Risk matrix as heatmap

Distinguish between enterprise-wide and processing-specific risks

View risks for each processing activity

Managing data privacy risks comprehensively and effectively

See for yourself how you can integrate your risk management directly into the data protection flow.

The advantages of risk management software at a glance

Import of existing risks

With caralegal you build on your existing risk documentation.

DSGVO-compliant derivation of TOM

Identify technical and organizational measures entirely within the meaning of Art. 32 (1) GDPR.

Easily configurable for you

caralegal adapts to your organization: Record risks centrally or on a processing-specific basis.

"In practice, TOM are often set according to intuition without first considering data protection risks. With caralegal, you identify and manage risks based on your VVT and thus arrive at suitable TOM - just as the GDPR stipulates."

Simone Rosenthal
Partner ISiCO Datenschutz GmbH
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Data protection risks finally managed consciously

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Frequently asked questions / FAQs

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What is a privacy risk?

The concept of risk is not regulated separately in the GDPR. However, Recital 75 of the GDPR provides a list of possible data protection risks resulting from data processing that may lead to physical, material or immaterial damage.

When do you need a data protection impact assessment?

The necessity of a data protection impact assessment arises from Art. 35 GDPR and must be carried out in the event of an anticipated high risk to the personal rights and freedoms of natural persons. In particular, if data are processed on a large scale or particularly confidential data according to Art. 9 GDPR, a data protection impact assessment must be carried out.

How do you do a risk analysis in data protection?

Risk analysis includes risk identification, risk assessment and risk management. In the first step, potential risks to the rights and freedoms of natural persons are identified, which are then assessed based on the security measures already in place (TOM). An assessment of the probability of occurrence of the risk event and the potential amount of damage is a good way of doing this. Finally, in the risk management step, one examines how the assessed risks can be further minimized. This can be done, for example, by implementing further technical and organizational measures.

What is the goal of data protection risk management?

The goal of risk management in the context of data protection is comprehensive control and thus mitigation of potential risks to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. Risk management helps the data protection officer to identify and evaluate suitable technical and organizational measures in accordance with Article 32 of the GDPR and to successively improve them in line with the PDCA cycle. At the same time, data protection risk management provides stakeholders, such as management or the internal audit department, with a transparent overview of the internal data protection organization in the company.

What are warranty objectives?

The assurance objectives are derived from Art. 5. GDPR and help to map data protection requirements in a structured way. These objectives are derived from Standard Data Protection Model (SDM) and are data minimization, availability, integrity, confidentiality, improbability, non-chainability and intervenability.

Why do I need risk management to derive TOM?

Article 32 of the GDPR requires that a risk-based approach be taken into account when determining suitable technical and organizational measures for the respective processing activity. Risk management enables the structured derivation of potential risks, shows which data storage locations or sources may be affected, and thus helps to define and implement targeted TOMs.

What are the benefits for data protection officers with risk management software?

caralegal's risk management software is directly linked to all data protection documentation, allowing you to create, assess and manage risks in the same workflow. Access to pre-built catalogs displays standardized security measures (TOM) for each assurance objective, saving data protection managers valuable time in finding appropriate TOM.

Can the risk management software be used standalone without the data protection management software?

The risk management software from caralegal is seamlessly integrated into our data protection management software and accesses processes and resources of your data protection organization through the direct link. Separate use of the risk management software is nevertheless possible.