APS GDPR accelerators and DPO support
Recently APS have won multiple new clients that need support with meeting compliance for GDPR by May 25th 2018 , but how have we managed it?
The main feedback we receive when sitting down with new clients is that we are not scaremongering around fines for non compliance but wanting to understand exactly where they are in the delivery of GDPR and coming up with a pragmatic approach that suits them while supporting them as an organisation with compliance. APS has been able to help them move from discovery into delivery and shown them that hitting the May deadline does not require a “Gold Plated” solution. As they progress post May into BAU with retaining compliance they can move to “Silver” and/or “Gold”.
APS have accelerators from our current engagements which include a GDPR self assurance template, ICO 12 steps timelines and plans that the client can follow and manage the potential gaps they may come across.
We are finding a lot of organisations do not know where they are holding personal data, why its held, (retention) and what is done with that data internally and externally. They feel its a benefit to them, one of the challenges is convincing them its not always needed under “Legal Basis” (we ask why are you holding it and what is the benefit?). We explain and help them to follow the ICO 12 steps and help them align for being compliant.
The APS GDPR DPO support model is now being used across Financial Services as well as recruitment industries with more interest for our support on a weekly basis, with only circa 500k organisations signed up as a Data Controller with the ICO, APS are well placed to support your organisation with GDPR delivery