Do you comply with the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into law on the 25th of May 2018. It's taking over from the Data Protection Act 1998 and it's adding increased responsibilities onto all businesses that collect or process personal data. Do you comply?
Here at Mercurytide, we take data protection seriously. With the upcoming changes to data protection laws resulting from the introduction of the GDPR, we can provide your company with expert assistance in complying with the new regulation. Changing how you manage data that you hold can be a lengthy process, so we recommend you address this as soon as possible.
We can provide consultancy in-person at our offices in Edinburgh & Glasgow, Scotland, or remotely for any business within the UK. During a consultation, our expert consultants take an in-depth look at your data protection processes and produce a comprehensive roadmap for your business to follow in your quest for GDPR compliance.
Mercurytide's consultancy service provides full GDPR gap analysis, including:
- Risk assessment
Looking at how you currently handle personal data and identifying any potential risks associated with this
- Data identification
Categorising the types of data that your organisation holds and highlighting sensitive personal data that requires additional procuderes to process
- Data processing assessment
Identifying the types of processing you carry out and assessing their compliance with the regulation
- 3rd party processor inspection
Looking at all 3rd parties that handle data on behalf of your company and identify any risks their forms of processing may pose
- Marketing activity analysis
Assessment of your marketing activities to ensure that the appropriate steps have been taken to obtain consent from your customers
- Policy review
Looking at your current privacy and retention policies to ensure that they meet the new standards introduced by the GDPR
- GDPR compliance roadmap
We'll produce a personalised how-to guide highlighting the areas of your business that are not compliant and the steps required to remedy this
At Mercurytide, we're not just looking to find faults, we're looking to help your business grow. Our GDPR consultancy can be utilised by companies in any industry. We'll provide you with clear and honest guidance on how to comply with the GDPR, putting your business needs first.
Whilst there is peace of mind in having an informative privacy plan and robust retention policy, this is only just the beginning of your GDPR compliance journey. Your employees need to become aware and a part of the correct handling of personal data. That is why, in addition to our consultancy services, Mercurytide now offer, an e-learning module for you and your employees.
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Did you know?
Your GDPR Checklist so far
1 August 2017
A quick checklist for the start of your GDPR compliance journey. Some key points to consider.
26 July 2017
There are two distinctions to understand when it comes to the processing of personal data and whether you need to obtain permission or not from your client or customer. Here we discuss legitimate interest as a means of reliance when processing personal data.
Does your retention policy comply with the GDPR?
13 July 2017
Every business needs a detailed retention policy if they store personal data. Find out how to create and apply a retention policy to your company in this article.
GDPR and your marketing communications
4 July 2017
Processing personal data for the purpose of legitimate interests and direct marketing. Find out how the GDPR impacts the way you communicate with your current and potential clients.
Become compliant now.
Our expert consultants will guide you through the compliance process. Get in touch via the form below or give us a call on 0333 666 7007.