So, the GDPR is now in force and you’ve put everything in place to comply. What’s next? Many businesses are now focusing on maintaining compliance and evidencing compliance to stakeholders. An annual independent GDPR audit can help you to achieve both these things.
GDPR compliance validation schemes are now popping up across the UK in response to the regulation. Look for a service with assessors who are qualified to audit against a recognised information security management standard, such as ISO 27001. They will have the expertise to perform a comprehensive audit of your policies and procedures against the requirement of the GDPR.
You will also need an independent review of your IT infrastructure and cyber security arrangements in line with the regulation’s requirements. A reputable IT technical support company and cyber security specialist will be able to help with this.
Here are three key benefits of choosing to implement an independent GDPR audit scheme:
An independent audit company will have conducted similar audits in a multitude of environments. This means that they can share best practices, validate your programme and provide recommendations for continual improvement.
Without any prior knowledge of your company’s systems, an independent auditor provides a neutral assessment and a fresh approach. This objective validation can give you competitive advantage when it comes to gaining customer trust and winning new contracts.
Audits conducted internally can draw on already limited resources. An independent auditor specialises in conducting audits and interviews efficiently and with minimal disruption, providing you with a cost-effective solution.
Working alongside technical experts, Soitron UK, our ISO 27001 lead auditors can help you to evidence and maintain compliance.
Our scheme includes savings on GDPR related training and marketing aids that demonstrate your company’s commitment to data protection:
Businesses that meet the GDPR requirements will be issued with:
In addition to issuing you with a compliance certificate, we will supply you with a validation number so that stakeholders can verify your compliance via our online portal.
If you would like to know more about our GDPR Compliance Scheme, call us on 0333 939 8797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.