The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. This new data management legislation constitutes the biggest change to the data protection regime in the EU since the 1995 Data Protection Directive. It changes how organisations collect, arrange, store, use and share data. Firms of all sizes and across all industries need a new mindset, a much more informed approach towards data management, and a more robust system in place.
Our team of data experts can guide you in how to become GDPR compliant – and even turn the new legislation into a competitive advantage. Our GDPR compliance services include data flow mapping, data inventory and technical inventory; we’ll help you streamline internal organisational processes and identify key components for your privacy and retention policies.
• What is GDPR exactly?
• What can I do today to implement GDPR in my firm?
• How will collecting, processing and using data change the way I work?
• How much do I need to invest to become GDPR compliant?
• How can drive innovation with GDPR?
• What if my organisation fails to comply?
Taking steps to become GDPR compliant can be expensive, especially when training staff to ensure they follow protocol and changing old legacy systems. Fines if you fail to comply will be very expensive too – up to €20m or 4% of annual worldwide turnover.
Since 25th May 2018, GDPR requires you to have a more concise and clearer view of the data you have and what it has been used for. That’s why at Acrotrend we believe in the three T’s – trust, transparency and targeted.
We can help you ensure your customers trust what you do with their data, by creating transparent processes that reach targeted audiences and safeguard data is cleaner than ever.
“Acrotrend facilitated two sessions on GDPR for our membership base. The sessions were a great introduction to the complexities involved in the new GDPR legislation and gave our members a good basis to start their GDPR journey. We look forward to working with them more in the future.”
Shauna Murray, Events Executive, The Meetings Industry Association
We’ll help your firm become GDPR compliant in 7 steps:
1. Organise internal meetings and form focus groups
2. Create awareness
3. Conduct gap analysis
4. Build a business case and roadmap
5. Start executing the plan and implementing change
6. Test, test, and test again
7. Embed privacy into the culture