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Market Leading Approach to GDPR Compliance

17.01.2017 GDPR and UK data protection, GDPR, Competition

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force 300 working days from the 1st January, 2017. GDPR impacts any organisation with more than 250 employees that controls or processes personal data of European Union citizens.

GDPR is being viewed as a fundamental change to existing data protection rules. With potential fines of up to 4% of worldwide turnover, as well as the cost of redressing impacted customers and managing brand reputation, GDPR should be a major compliance requirement for organisations in 2017.

Recognising that getting started and tracking progress to compliance is difficult and complex, we are delighted to announce that Dufrain, Gordon Dadds Financial Markets and New Leaf Advisory are working together to provide a comprehensive end to end approach to assist firms in navigating through GDPR and achieving compliance.

Stewart Lloyd-Jones, New Leaf Advisory, commented: 

“By blending our Queen’s Counsel led Compliance Audit with Dufrain’s and Gordon Dadds’ capabilities, our team provides a unique set of skills to address GDPR compliance.”

Jay Parekh, Managing Director, Dufrain, said:

“I am really pleased to extend our legal partnerships to now include New Leaf as well as build on our existing Gordon Dadds relationships. Our combined team has the capability to undertake legal compliance review, execute sophisticated data consulting and provide managed remediation service.”

Jon Szehofner, Partner, Gordon Dadds Financial Markets, commented:

“Our GDPR proposition builds on our Redress and Remediation capability with Dufrain and enables the provision of managed services for Breach and Data Subject Management. We are excited to complement the Queen’s Counsel and Barrister skill sets to our legal and consulting capabilities.”

If you are interested in how we can support your GDPR compliance programme please contact us.