The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. It is one of the most significant pieces of legislation of recent times which affects all organisations whose activities involve the processing of personal data – this can range from customer bank details and email addresses to more sensitive data, such as employees’ medical records.
The GDPR also introduced hefty fines for breaching personal data protection rules and Irish organisations now have a limited amount of time to ensure compliance.
Talbot Pierce offers solid practical support to SMEs in becoming GDPR compliant by providing the following services:
We carry out a comprehensive audit that include practical recommendations on achieving compliance. Experienced members of our team facilitate a workshop with key people in your business (finance, compliance, business and technical) for the purposes of getting all relevant information – types of data, processes, retention requirements, etc. During the workshop, we usually identify immediate key action points. We provide an overview of GDPR and what it means to your business, and follow this with a series of questions to identify the relevant information regarding your processes, systems and requirements.
We produce a comprehensive report that provides a full analysis of the compliance-readiness of your organisation. Setting out key practical recommendations, together with risk analysis associated with each action item so that you can prioritise your resources to take the necessary steps. We advise on policies, notices and procedures.
Following production of the report, we can work with you to draw up a tailored Action Plan and assist with the implementation of recommendations.
Data Protection Training
- One of the crucial steps in preparing your organisation to handle the requirements of the GDPR is providing Data Protection Training to your staff. At Talbot Pierce, we provide training that focuses on increasing awareness through changing the attitudes and behaviours.
We can also help if you have already received some advice or have some in-house expertise, but need further assistance.