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Comply with the GDPR by following our proven approach

The General Data Protection Regulation: who is it for and by when?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will directly affect all organisations that gather the private data of EU citizens.  It comes into effect from May 2018, so whatever the size of your company, organisations or business, you will need to comply with the new regulations. 

The GDPR: a risk of severe penalties and damage to reputation 

The GDPR is not a monster, but you need to take the new regulations very seriously and assimilate them into the way you operate without delay.  Yes, important changes are required - and if you fail to comply with the GDPR once the regulations are introduced, then you risk what, in effect, are eye‑watering penalties.  The new legislation will allow for fines up to €20 million or 4% of your overall annual global turnover - so the EU is definitely not playing about with its intentions.  And even if you could withstand the monetary fines, the damage to your reputation would be irreversible.  

The GDPR: an opportunity to review your approach to privacy and data protection   

On the upside, the GDPR also represents thangible benefits for your organisation and should be taken as an opportunity.  Think of the GDPR acting as a nudge in the back - a catalyst, if you like - for you to review your current data protection practices.  
The wording states that the GDPR requires "data protection by design" and operates oon an "accountability principle".  This will require organisations to demonstrate how they comply, for example by having effective policies and procedures in place.  
A well‑design GDPR programme will help you to improve the quality of your governance processes and boost your resilience to unexpected negative events.  

Our approach to the GDPR 

The biggest challenge for achieving GDPR compliance resides in your ability to coordinate various activities.  This requires a broad spectrum of different skills sets, each evolving at different pace.
 

Our proven and structured approach is four‑fold
 

 

Our GDPR Compliance methodology, integrated into proper governance for data privacy, will effectively enhance your organisation and enable it to demonstrate accountability and transparency. It also proposes a pragmatic way of creating an initial draft compliance plan, identifying the right resources, assigning roles and responsibilities and defining proper metrics for the implementation.

Approach is also aware that the GDPR encompasses legal issues for which clients also may need advice.  To meet this concern, Approach is partnering with law firms, which specialise in ICT and Data Privacy concerns.  

 

Our Services 

With a highly skilled staff of experts coupled with automated internal tools, we provide a full range of services and supporting solutions to help our clients comply with the GDPR: 



Client references

"Approach helped us to define a very clear and structures roadmap for implementing our GDPR compliance programme.  Approach came up with a pragmatic and straightforward methodology covering the full spectrum of the GDPR, complete with a properly controlled budget and timeline".  Michel Ziegelshiffer,  Risk and Compliance Director Volkswagen D'Ieteren Finance

Volkswagen D'Ieteren Finance

“Edenred takes privacy of its customers and employees very seriously. In Approach we found an ideal partner to help us assess our maturity level against the General Data Protection Regulation, establish and drive a roadmap with the objective to meet our compliance obligations.”  Koen Reyniers, COO BENELUX EDENRED

Edenred

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Brussels Expo (2 days)

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Our customers benefit from the expertise and talent of our people, combined with pragmatic and proven methods and the efficiency brought by our assets:

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Expertise and talent

Since 2001 we have applied our experience in cyber-security gained in various industries, from small to large businesses. Our people are seasoned, certified professionals who continuously improve and extend their knowledge.

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Pragmatic and proven methods

We rely on most recognised, easily auditable and adopted standards and good practices and apply them pragmatically. We always tailor our approach to your particular context, needs and organisation culture.

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Asset-based approach

We make use of the most advanced and reliable tools and solutions to support our services. This enables us to be more efficient during delivery, enforce the use of standard auditable methods and provide transparency about our achievements and your results.

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