Data privacy and compliance are ongoing processes, not one-time achievements. Effective compliance requires breaking down regulations into basic elements for clarity. Download the Compliance Matrix Template to either start your compliance identification process or to just visualize your compliance requirements in one spreadsheet.
Designed to simplify compliance management, this Excel template equips organizations with a structured approach to understanding, planning, and tracking their regulatory obligations.
Tailor the template by listing the regulations that pertain to your organization, whether it’s data privacy laws, industry standards, or government mandates.
Define which departments or functions within your organization are affected by each regulation.
Clearly articulate the essential requirements associated with each regulation and note their current compliance status.
Recognize any overlaps or shared requirements between different regulations, enhancing your grasp of interconnected compliance obligations.
Develop a strategic plan for each regulation, outlining actionable steps, responsible personnel, target completion dates, and progress tracking.
Regularly update the matrix to record progress, milestones achieved, challenges faced, and key insights gained.
See the template in action for a fictional hospital system based in Maryland.
Use the “Compliance Matrix Definitions“ sheet to better understand how to fill out each column in the template.
With this template at your disposal, you gain a comprehensive tool for efficiently visualizing your organization’s compliance landscape. An inventory of your organization’s compliance requirements will increase your ability to uphold regulatory excellence, maintain stakeholder confidence, and elevate your compliance strategy across all facets of your organization.
Did you download the template and think now what? Infolock is here to help! Our Advisory Services team can help you navigate the initial obstacles of either identifying compliance requirements or merely corralling the existing requirements into one manageable (and reportable) Data Risk Management program. Learn more or talk to an Infolock team member today