GDPR Compliance

Protect your business’ reputation by ensuring 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.

We have a range of GDPR services available. Please call 0333 344 3646 to find out more

Why should I get GDPR Compliance?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced 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.

Customers 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, CCT footage, email trails, anything that can be counted as evidence of the existence of an individual must be removed.

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

Here are some benefits of using the GDPR Compliance framework

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    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.

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    Improved data management – During the GDPR Readiness 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 Readiness 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 to get GDPR Compliance

You could align your current processes with the requirements of the GDPR in just 3 days by choosing the GDPR Readiness Assessment delivered by QMS.

The GDPR Readiness Assessment comprises the following:


To begin, we provide a one day training workshop which ensures everyone understands the General Data Protection Regulation requirements. This will cover the six privacy principles, the rights of data subjects and the responsibilities of Data Protection Officers (DPOs).

Gap Analysis

Following training, the GDPR Consultant will take the stakeholders through a detailed Gap Analysis using a bespoke GDPR Readiness Assessment tool. This will identify key areas that require improvement. These changes will be documented in a report, which will be provided to the client in an easy-to-follow format.

Practical Exercises

Following directly on from the Readiness assessment, the GDPR Consultant will show you how to accurately create a data-map. In a similar manner, the GDPR Consultant will show you how to perform a Privacy Impact Assessment to identify and reduce privacy risks during projects.

Download these helpful documents:

GDPR Checklist

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

GDPR Readiness Assessment overview leaflet

Understanding the Basics of the General Data Protection Regulation

Is GDPR covered by ISO 27001 - QMS

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

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How much does it cost to get GDPR Compliance?

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 Readiness Assessment is, why not complete our Fee Calculator below and we’ll email you a no-obligation quote via email within 30 seconds.

How long will it take to get GDPR Compliance?

The GDPR Readiness Assessment typically takes 3-5 days to complete.

Following the visit from a Personal Data Consultant you are then provided with an action report which will help you to establish a timescale for implementing all of the required changes. This will vary between businesses, ranging from the way clients opt into email communications, to the measures you have in place to ensure their data is easily identified and removed from your records, when requested, within the allocated time frame set out by the GDPR.

Latest GDPR Compliance news

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