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The 5 Most Common Mistakes Companies Make When Handling a DSR (& How to Avoid Them)

Identify how to avoid the most common errors companies make in handling DSRs, such as fraudulent requests, not identifying the user, lack of collaboration, manual processes, and procrastination.

When it comes to handling DSRs, there are a few common errors that companies tend to make. One of the most common is not properly identifying the user. This can lead to a number of problems, such as not being able to properly track requests or fulfill them in a timely manner. Another common error is lack of collaboration. This can often result in duplicated effort and wasted time and resources. Additionally, many companies still rely on manual processes when it comes to handling DSRs. This can be very time-consuming and often leads to errors. Finally, one of the most common errors is simply procrastinating on dealing with DSRs. This can often result in requests going unanswered or unfulfilled, which can frustrate users and cause them to take their business elsewhere.

Privacy mistakes can be avoided. Human error is often reported as the #1 cause of these mistakes. By training your team and automating your processes, you can prevent these errors before they even happen. This starts with education and training. By knowing the most common mistakes companies make when handing a DSR, you can be prepared and know how to avoid them. By avoiding these common mistakes, companies can more effectively handle DSRs and provide a better experience for their users.

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