General Data Protection Regulation

Protect your business’ reputation with a GDPR Assessment from QMS International

Ensure you meet legal obligations when it comes to processing and holding the personal data of individuals residing both in the UK and the European Union.

What is a GDPR Assessment?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018. It requires organisations to make a number of changes to the way they manage the personal information of EU Citizens. No longer can we issue opt out emails and presume that silence is consent –  companies will need to be able to prove that they have been granted permission to use the data they hold. And that is just the beginning.

Any person will also have the right to challenge a company about the information they hold – and they have the right to be forgotten – this means call recordings, CCTV footage, email trails, anything that can be counted as evidence of the existence of an individual must be removed.

The GDPR assessment combines training and gap analysis, with practical exercises to help ensure our clients are equipped with the tools and knowledge required to secure personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation– ensuring that the risk of fines is significantly reduced.

If you want to understand what the impact of the regulation will mean for your organisation and ensure you are aligned with the requirements, then you should consider the GDPR Assessment offered by QMS International.

The Benefits of a GDPR Assessment

Here are some benefits of a GDPR Assessment

  1. Minimised risks – We will conduct an in-depth Gap Analysis of your existing processes. This will help to identify any potential risks or breaches, where fines could be incurred, ensuring processes are more aligned with the regulation.
  2. Improved data management – During the GDPR Assessment we will complete data mapping exercises with you and your team so you have greater control over, and awareness of, the data you hold, who it is shared with, and what you need to do to protect it.
  3. Greater ability to manage risks during projects – We will show you how to complete a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), this is important because it will help you to identify personal data risks when managing existing projects or starting new ones.
  4. Auditable document trail – GDPR stipulates that an organisation must be fair, transparent and lawful. This means having a document trail in place to demonstrate compliance when required.  We can provide you with the necessary templates to help you achieve this.
  5. Improved reputation – by gaining consent from customers before contacting them and by improving the way you manage data, you will increase confidence in your brand and reduce the risk of fines and subsequent reputational damage.
  6. Improved staff awareness – we will provide your team with training on the new GDPR.  Teaching them about the changes that will take place,  what this means to their roles and what it means to your organisation –  helping to ensure commitment is achieved at all levels throughout the organisation.

These are just some of the benefits you will experience with the GDPR Assessment delivered by QMS International.

Like with all the services we offer, we focus on making the process of achieving compliance with the GDPR as cost-effective as possible – while also ensuring the process remains straight forward and easy to understand so that you are confident in what you are doing by the time we leave your organisation.

How much does a GDPR Assessment cost?

QMS is committed to providing a cost-effective route to GDPR compliance. That’s why we focus on making the process simple and straightforward, with the consultancy visit usually completed in 3 days (dependant on the size of your organisation).

To find out how affordable the GDPR Assessment is, why not complete our Fee Calculator below and we’ll email you a no-obligation quote via email within 30 seconds.

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Our team of consultants has provided GDPR assessments to clients ranging from SMEs to blue chip organisations across a broad spectrum of verticals and industries.

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Our processes add value at every stage, without taking up unwarranted management time. We commit to providing you with the best possible value for money – including a price promise from the outset, along with the ability to stagger payments at no extra cost.

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We make the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible, and ensuring you get the training and advice that works for you.

    ISO 27001 and GDPR Assessment - the best thing ever that happened to us!

    I think QMS has been the best thing that happened to us especially as a startup company. Not only are they absolutely helpful, but communicable, friendly, and tailor to your need if possible. We are at the same time getting ISO 27001 with QMS as well as GDPR assessment. Can see a massive difference how things can improve with the right level of expert guidance that you can get.
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GDPR Resources

    Scheme Overview: GDPR Assessment

    Overview of the GDPR Assessment scheme

    Published 06/2018

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    Guide to ISO certification

    Why you should choose QMS to assist your business with ISO certification

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    Guide to Information and Cyber Security

    A visual guide to the areas covered by each of the information security products

    Published 12/2018

    Information Security downloads

    Checklist for GDPR compliance

    This checklist covers the key areas that must be addressed in order to achieve GDPR compliance

    Published 11/2018

    GDPR Assessment downloads

    Case Study: Codestone Group

    A real life case study of a company that had a GDPR Assesment

    Published 12/2018

    GDPR Assessment downloads

    Is GDPR covered by ISO 27001?

    Understand the areas of the GDPR which are covered by ISO 27001 Certification

    Published 12/2018

    GDPR Assessment downloads

    What Information Security Products are Available?

    The QMS International suite of information security products

    Published 01/2019

    Information Security downloads

    QMS International Company Profile

    Find out about QMS, our achievements and some of our clients

    Published 02/2019

    General downloads

Latest GDPR news

At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how the GDPR works.

    Information Commissioner's Office updates their Data Protection guidance

    Fri, August 16 2019

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has updated their guidance on Subject Access Requests. Read more about the changes and how they affect your business.

    GDPR One Year Anniversary

    Fri, May 24 2019

    In the year since it was introduced, how does the European Commission rate the progress of the GDPR?

    What is a Data Protection Impact Assessment?

    Thu, February 14 2019

    Following recent updates to privacy legislation, businesses now need to build data protection into their products and processes right from the design stages.

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