GDPR: Prepared is forearmed..

May 16, 2018

Most people are aware by now that the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect next week. According to the various surveys many organisations are still not fully compliant or understand the implications for their businesses.

We have ever been mindful of the sensitivity and value of the data that we handle and process, and GDPR is just another step forward - which we’re already taking - in our total commitment to our clients’ data security, anonymity, and confidentiality; whether at a personal or corporate level. 

We are already ISO 27001:2013 certified, which is an internationally recognised standard that specifies the requirements for the establishment of an effective information management security system. The ISO 27001 standard is an excellent framework for compliance with the GDPR. Having already implemented the standard, we have ensured the protection of personal data and minimised the risk of a breach. 

The GDPR, as far we’re concerned, only endorses the practices that we’ve always held close to our hearts; and never more keenly in our offices. Our custom-refurbished onshore UK offices, with secure door entry systems, limited access policies, comprehensive CCTV, visitor protocols, and unrelenting staff vigilance, serve to protect that which our clients value above all else: absolute security. 

And nothing has been left to the last minute as far as the GDPR is concerned. Far from it. In fact, we’ve been informing and training our staff over several months in preparation for the ultimate inception of this very important, landmark new directive. 

Further to the instruction and guidance of our dedicated managers, we also have an online tool which employees access every month in order to re-enforce their understanding of the principles and practices peculiar to our industry. It’s a light-hearted, ongoing Internet cyber security awareness training programme, which is an engaging way to learn and test our knowledge and on-the-ball-ness. Topics cover from the ISO 27001 compliance to the GDPR regulation. While its tone is light-hearted, it’s actually a really powerful resource in our arsenal of in-house education. It serves to ensure that our core knowledge base and values remain in the forefront of all of our minds, all of the time. 

There are, currently, several additional modules being given to our employees leading up to 25 May 2018 in order to ensure that we are all fully up to speed when the GDPR is fully effective. We’ll also be holding briefings where we’ll field questions from employees, allowing our managers to troubleshoot and provide solutions where necessary. 

What does all of this mean for our loyal, and potential, customers? It means that they can count on, and continue to rely on Adetiq, as the trusted partner, in data processing and management, in the full knowledge that we have their expectations and interests dear to our hearts.  

We are who we say we are: your partner in business going ever forward. 

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