Answers to frequently asked questions

Data protection is essential, not only in relation to prevention mandates but also in investigative mandates either for courts or companies. If there is any gap in data protection, the threat to one’s reputation is incalculable, especially with regard to financial crime. More than 10 years of experience as a data protection officer with one of the largest German insurance brokers sums up the quality standard in relation to my own data security.

Entrepreneurs and managers for whom their company’s security is important, be it in the prevention of damages to their assets as well as to their reputations. Furthermore, it appeals to entrepreneurs and managers who neither want nor are able to pay for large consulting and audit firms but instead are looking for a pragmatic and experienced expert with consultancy skills.

  • Safe analysis of compliance risks
  • Experience in dealings with supervisory authorities
  • Experience in dealing with cases of fraud
  • Creative thinking and a solution-oriented partner
  • Efficiency and pragmatic solutions although there will never be 100% certainty. (The probability of an undiscovered and unresolved case is lower.)

The first steps you need to take are making contact in order to get to know each other. You can start this process using the contact form or by calling me. The aim is to create a clear and pragmatic mandate and contract which provides both contractual partners with transparency. At the same time, agreements for confidentiality and liability are standard contract clauses.

Remuneration is either based on the JVEG (Remuneration and Compensation Act) or on the basis of individual negotiations.

In recent years, I was most frequently consulted for the implementation of Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and Data Protection management Systems. This involved not only the definition and creation of corresponding guidelines, but in particular the implementation of the systems, i.e. the review of existing processes with regard to adequacy, the amendment of existing processes in line with a risk-based approach to ensure conformity with the corresponding management system, and appropriate training of new or modified processes.

Yes, I have also assumed the internal audit function for clients from the financial services industry. I am not only drawing up the corresponding audit program, but also carry out the annual audit plan in coordination with the Management. However, when taking over the internal audit function, I limit myself to the service industry, where I have been able to gain extensive experience in more than 15 years of audit work.

Expert for Financial Crime and Compliance

DIN EN ISO/iEC 17024 certification 
Accreditation body of the European Committee for Quality Assurance GEIE in Brussels
Certification number 1-16-1041
Recertified on 21.06.2019 until 21.06.2022

Certified Fraud Examiner

Accreditation Body: Association of Certified Fraud Examiner, USA.

Certified Quality Management Officer

pursuant to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015
Certificate registration no.: PC16205-639

Certification body: DEKRA Certification GmbH, Stuttgart


(European Institute for Vocational Education, FIB), Basel

DEKRA Certification for Data Protection Expert

Accreditation body: DEKRA Certification GmbH

Certificate registration no.: PC 18901-652

Examination Assistant

Accredited Certification Body of the European Certification EUCert CYF, Wales

DEKRA Certification for Data Protection Auditor

Accreditation body: DEKRA Certification GmbH

Certificate registration no.: PC20914-016
Validity: 05/26/2020 - 05/25/2023

TÜV Rheinland Certification for Anti-Money Laundering Officer

Accreditation body: TÜV Rheinland Akademie GmbH
Certificate no.: 3234065
Validity: 06/25/2020 - 06/24/2023

TÜV Rheinland Certification for Anti-Money Laundering Officer

Accreditation body: TÜV Rheinland Akademie GmbH
Certificate no.: 3234065
Validity: 06/25/2020 - 06/24/2023

Born in Canada, Linda Liesum also has a command of the English technical terms used in the world of banking and insurance. Furthermore, she is fluent in Spanish and French.

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA
  • German Chapter of the ACFE e.V.
  • Bundesverband Deutscher Sachverständiger und Fachgutachter BDSF e.V. - Senior Mitgliedschaft