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The Benefits of an Independent GDPR Audit

30 May 2018

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.

Who can perform an independent GDPR audit?

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.

What are the benefits?

Here are three key benefits of choosing to implement an independent GDPR audit scheme:

Knowledge and validation

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.

NDC’s GDPR Compliance Scheme

Working alongside technical experts, Soitron UK, our ISO 27001 lead auditors can help you to evidence and maintain compliance.

What’s included?

  • Review of your information security policies and protocols
  • Data privacy impact assessment
  • Review of your IT infrastructure and cyber security arrangements
  • Data audit
  • A detailed action plan of recommendations to achieve compliance
  • Follow-up visit — sign off action plan and issue certificate of compliance

Scheme benefits

Our scheme includes savings on GDPR related training and marketing aids that demonstrate your company’s commitment to data protection:

Course discounts

Reduced rates on GDPR Awareness, GDPR Implementation and GDPR Internal Auditor courses.

Certification and logo

Businesses that meet the GDPR requirements will be issued with:

  • A certificate that is valid for one year.
  • A download of our compliance scheme logo for you to use on your website, emails and marketing materials.

Online verification

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 info@ndcmanagement.co.uk.
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