With the exponential growth of personal data processing, the need for businesses to protect information on individuals has become a key business issue.
High profile data breaches have resulted in a loss of consumer trust and concern amongst regulators about how organisations manage personal data.
The financial risks of not protecting data have risen significantly with the General Data Protection Regulation and whilst these will be used as a last resort they have definitely become a major driver for implementation programmes.
We work collaboratively with firms to assess their data protection risks and then develop a strategy to help develop a culture of good practice to continue to meet requirements across standards.
By providing confidence in your approach we can help you maximise the impact of the business opportunities presented by the data revolution.
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Our expertise helps provide insight into the best way to ensure compliance across requirements including the GDPR and the Network and Information Security Directive (NIS).
We also help organisations to benefit from having a robust framework for information protection under ISO 27001 which can help provide the foundation for GDPR compliance. Our expertise within the Connected Devices space can expand on these foundations by assessing the edge devices and networks which are increasingly becoming part of the scope for a security project.
To find out more about our Data Protection service you can download our product sheet below:
As part of an education series in collaboration with Forum Business Media, Gemserv’s resident expert, Ivana Bartoletti, breaks down some of the complexities that come with the regulation and how you can manage your implementation programme.
Ivana explains the role of a Data Protection Officer and why you need one.
Data Protection Officer.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) places significant emphasis on accountability and governance around the handling of data within organisations. As a result, one of the key requirements for organisations (depending on their activities) is to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who can monitor compliance within an organisation and provide ongoing advice.
Our unique experience allows us to offer services to either support existing in-house DPOs or provide an outsourced DPO who would act on behalf of an organisation. If you would like to find out more please view our detailed service page below:
GemTALK #3 – How to conduct Legitimate Interest Assessments.
Almost a year on from the GDPR, we continue to examine how organisations are implementing key requirements under the GDPR. In our latest webinar, examining the data protection and information security landscape, we focus on how to conduct Legitimate Interest Assessments (LIAs), which won the poll during our last event. This webinar will discuss when a legitimate interest is needed (compared to other legal basis), what is required to ensure compliance in undertaking LIAs, as well as how best to incorporate such assessments to your business procedures. It will aim to provide you with a deeper understanding of the following topics.
Legitimate Interests: Before and after the GDPR:
Legal bases under the GDPR (e.g. contract, consent, legal obligation)
Examples of legitimate interests
When do you need to do a LIA?
How to structure a Legitimate Interest Assessment
Interaction between LIAs and DPIAs
If you are interested in attending this webinar, please register your interest through the GemTalk website.
Our work means different things to different clients and we wanted to share some details of the projects we have managed to give you an insight into our capabilities and the impact we have delivered as a business.
We are regularly attending industry events in both a speaking and networking capacity. We also host our own events from time to time. Below you will find some of the upcoming events will be participating in.
We work collaboratively with a wide variety of clients and we wanted to share some details of the projects we have managed to give you an insight into our capabilities and the impact we have delivered as a business.