Data Protection Services
Data mega breaches in recent times have affected millions of people and organisations. Irrespective of whether such breaches are indeed accidental or malicious, the impact on loss of data will cause great damage to the reputation of the organisation affected, no matter what its size.
According to the GDPR “General Data Protection Regulation”, adopted in April 2016 and coming into force as from 25th May 2018, all organisations handling any EU citizen’s personal data must comply with the GDPR regulation, otherwise they may face penalties of up to €20 million or 4% of the global annual turnover of the organisation for the previous financial year. As it is an EU Regulation, it has direct effect and will be binding and applicable to all Member States without any need of national legislation enactment.
The new regulation is a game changer and represents a challenge for organisations that process personal data, as they should review their current Data Protection and Privacy Programs, identify the gaps and take all necessary measures to meet compliance with GDPR.
Organisations should act promptly in order to comply with the requirements of the regulation as the May 2018 deadline is at hand. This means that they should implement appropriate technical and organisational measures, have in place the appropriate system agreements, procedures and policies, as well as the documentation required for proving their compliance with GDPR, as well as ensure that their staff understands the GDPR obligations.
Every organisation and every industry sector is different. We are able to help you achieve GDPR compliance by offering a tailored plan for your business. We are also cooperating with IT and IS experts in order to provide you with comprehensive solutions requiring both legal and IT specialisation.
We can also offer our services separately, such as:
- GAP Analysis
- Data Inventory and Mapping
- Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
- Training and Awareness
- DPO Support (Data Protection Officer) as a Service, in the event that you wish to outsource this position
- Legal Advice
- Drafting and reviewing Legal Agreements such as Processor Agreement
- Client Representation to the Supervisory Authority
- GDPR Litigation
If you have any query with regards to Data Protection please contact us and we will be happy to assist.