Amido launches new Readiness Assessment service as organisations fear impending GDPR deadline
With less than 12 months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force across the EU, a third of UK organisations fear they will not be compliant in time.
Independent technical consultancy Amido has launched a new service to tackle these concerns, with its tailored GDPR Readiness Assessment that mitigates the risks of the most significant regulation changes affecting customer data.
Strengthening privacy in an ever-changing technology landscape, GDPR will unify data privacy across all EU member states through tighter restrictions on personal information, enforcing appropriate consent, as well as further improving clarity in terms individual rights.
However, with tough fines for non-compliance of up to either 4% global revenue or 20 million Euros, organisations are becoming increasingly concerned with the impending deadline.
Amido’s 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.
“One critical element of GDPR is the identification and management of customers, as well as their privacy preferences. Our new readiness assessment will help organisations to manage a consent profile and to tie that into their customer’s identity, ensuring they are ready for GDPR,” said Chris Gray, Technical Director of Amido.
As experts in Identity and Access Management, Amido have worked with the likes of 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.
Amido is ranked 12th in The Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 league table, the UK’s top 100 SMEs with the fastest-growing international sales.