London, U.K., 27th July 2017 – Amido, a vendor-agnostic, independent technical consultancy specialising in assembling and integrating customer data across proven cloud technologies, launches its GDPR Readiness Assessment to help its clients’ compliance responsibilities and help mitigate the risks involved with one of the most significant regulation changes affecting consumer personal data to date.
With less than a year to go until the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force across the European Union, nearly a third of UK organisations fear they will not be compliant in time, according to the DMA Group
Born out of a need to strengthen privacy in an ever-changing technology landscape, GDPR intends to unify data privacy approaches across all member states through tighter restrictions on what personal identifiable information (PII)1 can be used, enforcing the provision of appropriate consent, as well as further improving clarity in terms of the rights of the individual. However, with tough fines for non-compliance of up to either 4% global revenue or €20m, whichever is greater, organisations are getting increasingly concerned with the impending deadline.
Amido’s GDPR Readiness Assessment is designed to help organisations evaluate high risk areas that need immediate attention including business activity, current technology, governance and process, as well as any existing GDPR plans and ongoing digital transformation projects. Through a series of tailored workshops, Amido’s senior consultants will help its clients capture the current as-is state and methods, as well as identify and assist in the prioritisation of any gaps that need future consideration and remediation.
Chris Gray, Technical Director of Amido, adds: “There is a natural synergy between our technical expertise and GDPR preparation. One major and critical element of GDPR is the identification and management of customers, as well as their privacy preferences. Management of these preferences naturally aligns as an extension of Identity and Access Management (IAM) of customer data, to additionally incorporate consent so that it becomes consent, identity and access management instead. Our new readiness assessment will help organisations to create and manage a consent profile and to tie that into their customer’s identity, ensuring they are ready for GDPR as well as helping them get closer to their customers.”
As experts in Identity and Access Management, Amido have worked with customers like ASOS, Channel 4, global financial services organisations and public-sector bodies to ensure their technology utilises and protects customer data. The new readiness assessment service will be integral in supporting organisations striving to be ahead of the game with just ten months to go until the GDPR comes into effect.
Email GDPR@amido.com to find out how our GDPR readiness assessment can help you.