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Managing IT Compliance and GDPR

GDPR is a European regulation designed to improve and unite how organisations operating across the EU collect, handle, process, and store personal data.

In the UK, the requirements of the GDPR are now outlined in the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and now apply in UK law.

Managing IT Compliance

Managing Compliance

Every organisation has to manage its compliance policies.

It’s often not the most enjoyable aspect of our day to day work but it has to be managed. The range of compliance requirements across all aspects of business seems to be growing so it is important to be able to manage them effectively with the minimum of time and cost.

IT Compliance

There are two main areas where IT compliance has been in the spotlight in recent years.

Fortunately they are closely related in several ways so a carefully planned approach can mean that both can be achieved with less work:

  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and
  • Cyber Essentials Certification

The first is mandatory and the second is currently optional although strongly recommended. It is likely that business to business relationships will increasingly require Cyber Essentials certification or the more advanced Cyber Essentials Plus over time. Some business insurers are also now asking for Cyber Essentials Certification.

Observing regulatory security and compliance policies are vital for every business. Sensitive data is always at risk of being compromised, so to minimize that risk, it’s important to have the right policies in place.

We know that security and compliance go hand-in-hand, yet many organisations find it hard to deploy, maintain, and protect their technology. Regulatory compliance isn’t always easy to understand, but we work with you to help maintain adherence to applicable standards, codes, regulations, and laws.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Every organisation has to manage its compliance policies.

In the UK, the requirements of the GDPR are outlined in the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). Failure to adhere to the rules can result in an organisation being fined. For serious breaches, these fines can be very large.

This regulatory framework covers how an organisation manages personal data and how it is protected from misuse. In addition, organisations need to justify why they store certain types of personal data.

Cyber Essentials Certification

Cyber Essentials is a UK government-led standard cybersecurity certification.

Gaining certification shows that your organisation understands and has in place a set of measures required to prevent cyberattacks.

Cyber Essentials certification is being asked for by more and more business customers as security awareness grows.  Some insurers are also now asking for Cyber Essentials certification.

Alliance Solutions provides comprehensive risk analysis, assessment and security planning services to enable your organisation to achieve Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

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