EU GDPR Consultancy

Our GDPR Services

Adaptant was founded on the basis of filling the gap between the way people want to use data and the way that data protection and privacy is, and will be, regulated. Accordingly, we have been working closely with and preparing for the GDPR since we were founded, well before the GDPR was signed off and became Regulation (EU) 2016/679. While GDPR compliance is a core part of all of our Product & Solution offerings, we also put this expertise to work for others just beginning their GDPR journey, or those who simply need a helping hand in an on-going transformation.

Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

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.

Data Protection Officer (DPO) or EU Representative Services

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:

  • Informing and advising the organisation and its staff about their obligations under the regulation
  • Monitoring Compliance on an on-going basis
  • Operationalizing the Data Protection Impact Assessment and monitoring progress
  • Reporting to and cooperating with the official DPAs/supervisory authorities, acting as a single point of contact for the organisation on GDPR matters.

GDPR Preparation

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.