Impact assessments are mandatory for any organisation engaged in the processing of personal data where the rights and freedoms of the individual are at risk. As many SMEs will be engaging with this topic for the first time, we also help organisations identify the extent to which a more holistic impact assessment is needed, and to what extent their current data flows and usage puts them at risk for non-compliance. The assessment can be carried out on-site or remotely, and aims to create a snapshot of current data processing behaviours and risks within the organisation, as well as an action plan with targeted recommendations for treating the identified risks
As a one-stop compliance shop, we can also further support the implementation and monitoring of the execution of recommendations, both on a technical basis together with your engineers, and an operational one together with your management team.
Our DPO/EU Representative as a Service helps organizations both inside and outside of the EU deal with their data protection and compliance requirements under the GDPR. Adaptant’s DPO can act as the single touch-point for privacy and data protection tasks, awareness building and training, organizing and executing compliance initiatives, both internally and in customer-facing or Data Protection Authority (DPA)-facing roles.
The role and tasks of the DPO are elaborated in GDPR Articles 37-39, and include:
Besides the heavier-weight DPIAs and the DPO service, we can also help organisations that are unclear as to how the GDPR will impact them, whether they will need to carry out a more extensive impact assessment at all, as well as determining whether they are likely to need a DPO or EU Representative.
Furthermore, we can also assist organisations in determining the amount of change needed as part of a greater compliance transformation. Whether this is re-architecting pre-existing software solutions, updating business processes, or even examining the more radical transformation of the organisational business models to move beyond compliance and consider how the GDPR can be leveraged as a source of competitive advantage.