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About Us

Our Vision

To actively become the leading Data Protection thought leader in the Caribbean and beyond.

Our Mission

To embed privacy practices into all companies we work with and promote transparency in the use of personal data through positive interactions, powered by technology.

We Care About Privacy & Secure Your Data

our values

We do the right thing…
We conduct our business in accordance with the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics. We are transparent, honest and ethical in all our interactions with employees, clients, consumers, vendors and the public.

We Are All Accountable
We value the ability of our team to work diligently and honor our commitments to our partners, clients and stakeholders. We will also take responsibility for our work and promptly correct mistakes to the greatest extent possible.

We earn the trust we give.
We keep our promises to all our partners, clients, team and stakeholders. We are aware that trust is hard to gain and can be easily destroyed. That is why we prove at all times that the trust placed in us is worth it.

Our History

Privicy Advisory Services journey began in 2009 through our founder Rishi Maharaj. At that time, he was involved in the drafting of the Data protection Act of Trinidad and Tobago (pre GDPR Era).

He saw the importance of this type of law particularly as the world was adopting more digital technologies. Fast forward to 2019 and many businesses required guidance to their existing compliance, headaches, re the GDPR and new Data Protection legislation that was emerging in the region.  

Let’s face it, Data Protection compliance can create a fear and panic in most people.

The clients we work with what to become compliant with the relevant Data Protection Laws without much disruption to the daily operations of their business. They also need someone that they can trust and have a jargon free ‘non techy’ conversation with!

Does this mean the Privicy Advisory Services can help you?

Yes We Can.

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.”

"Freedom and Liberty Are Predicated On Privacy"

Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Our Founder

Rishi Maharaj

Founder/Principal Consultant

Rishi is the holder of a BSc. and MSc. in Government from the University of the West Indies and is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). 

He is currently the founder and principal consultant of Privicy Advisory Services a boutique digital compliance consultancy that specialises in supporting organisations as they navigate data expansion and digital transformation.

With over 15 years of experience within both the public and privacy sphere he has considerable knowledge and experience of the workings of government both from an operational and policy aspect as well as a unique insight into the challenges faced by organisations trying to engage in digital transformational change. 

Some of his major accomplishments while in the public sector included being the Co-Project Lead for the conceptualization and implementation of an Integrated Service Delivery One Stop Shop Model (TTConnect). He was also the project lead on the final drafting, passage and partial proclamation of the Data Protection Act of Trinidad and Tobago in 2011 and participated in the drafting of model legislation on Freedom of Information and Data Protection through the International Telecommunications Union HIPCAR Project. 

Within the private sphere he has guided organisation in the development and implementation of data governance programs as well as data protection management programs that are in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as well as recent data protection legislations in the region (Jamaica, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Bahamas etc).

Rishi is a certified member of the Canadian Institute of Access and Privacy Professionals and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.