Get ready for the General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force from 25th May 2018. This will apply to all UK organisations, with the government confirming that the decision to leave the EU does not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

The GDPR applies to both automated personal data and to manual filing systems where personal data is accessible per specific criteria. The aim of the new regulation is to reshape the way businesses approach personal data, including how we use it, interact with it, and store it.

Maximum penalties of 4% annual global turnover or up to £20 million Euros – whichever is higher – will apply to all businesses if they suffer an information breach.

The process of adhering to the regulation means that businesses will need to analyse their current systems, and start making changes to reach compliance.

We understand that businesses often don’t possess the time or expertise to make these changes, which is where we can offer our GDPR audit.

Read more about GDPR here.

The GDPR audit consists of doing a gap analysis which is divided into 2 stages:

  1. A review which will look for evidence of compliance in:

    • Policies and procedures
    • Data protection approach
    • Privacy impact assessments
    • Incident response and breach reporting
    • Risk registers and assessments
    • Accountability framework and reporting
  2. An interview arranged with the customer to establish knowledge levels and understanding of GDPR principles within the organisation. GDPR requires board level awareness and recognition of responsibilities from a legal and financial perspective.

Once the gap analysis has been carried out by our expert team, we can then help you form a strategy and solution for reaching compliance.  Solutions that we offer at this stage include:

  • Achieving the Cyber Essentials Plus Certification
  • Internal and External Penetration Testing
  • Email Phishing Assessment
  • Mimecast Cloud Archiving
  • And more.

We can deliver one or all of these solutions, depending on what your requirements are; whether that be your time scale, budget, or simply what is most suitable to the size of your business.

We also have an exclusive GDPR Discovery offering - find out more details here.

To find out more about our packages, get in touch on 020 7472 5444, or email us at