The effectiveness of compliance starts with the actions undertaken by Senior Management. Although effective compliance starts with the board, it must be disseminated throughout your organization. Senior Management must demonstrate their understanding, commitment and respond quickly to compliance issues raised by data subjects internally and externally.

The components of Senior Management Compliance include establishing its compliance responsibilities, communicating those responsibilities to employees, ensuring business processes incorporate internal policies for meeting legal compliance requirements and review operations to ensure accountability for meeting assigned responsibilities and legal compliance requirements.