Franchesca Sanabria to Speak at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018

September 18, 2018

Tampa, FL – Focal Point Data Risk, an integrated risk management firm, today announced that Franchesca Sanabria, a Principal in its national Data Privacy practice, will be presenting at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018 Conference in Austin, Texas. Her session, presented jointly with experts from Workday, will offer practical guidance on conducting Privacy Risk Assessments that support product teams.

The Session: A Win-Win Privacy-Partnership with Product Teams: A PIA in Three Parts


  • Franchesca Sanabria, Principal, Focal Point Data Risk
  • Sarah Pipes, Manager, Global Data Privacy, Workday
  • Michael Quagliato, Manager, Technology Risk and Compliance, Workday

When: Thursday October 18, 2018 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: JW Marriott, Austin, TX, Lone Star C

Maintaining privacy compliance and accountability in a fast-paced business environment is a major challenge. Identifying the right moment in the design process for Privacy by Design purposes, or trying to integrate a new technology, can create headaches for product teams and privacy professionals alike. Led by three Privacy and Compliance experts, this session will detail the three-step process to Privacy Risk Assessments that they’ve developed – one that supports product teams in their drive toward innovation. This presentation will highlight key innovations in the PIA process developed by the speakers, providing a balanced perspective from both the Privacy and Compliance teams on how they can more effectively achieve their goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Refresher on PIA essentials and best practices
  • Implementation suggestions for a PIA process that enables you to work with your product team
  • Recommendations on delivering a compelling privacy story in a quickly changing environment

About Franchesca Sanabria

Franchesca is a Principal in Focal Point’s Data Privacy practice, leading engagements and supporting business development initiatives for the firm’s data privacy services. She has more than 13 years of data privacy, regulatory compliance, and internal audit experience, and regularly manages IT audits focused on operating systems, network infrastructure, and disaster recovery. Her regulatory expertise spans a wide range of regulations, including HIPAA, GDPR, GLBA and SOX.  She is a CISA and a CIPP.

About Focal Point Data Risk

Focal Point Data Risk is an integrated risk management firm delivering a unified approach to addressing data risk through a unique combination of service offerings. Focal Point brings together industry-leading expertise in cybersecurity, identity governance and access management, data privacy, analytics, internal audit, and hands-on training services – giving clients everything they need to plan and develop effective risk and security programs. By integrating these services, we provide the resources necessary for protecting and using data across entire organizations. Simply put, Focal Point is the next generation of risk management.

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