Atlanta, Ga. – April 18, 2017 - CompliancePoint, a leading risk management consultancy specializing in customer engagement and information security expertise, today announced service offerings designed to help companies to comply with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With the deadline for compliance set for May 25, 2018, companies with employees, customers or goods for sale in the EU must act now to bring their customer contact operations and vendor networks into alignment with the far-reaching regulation.
"It is vital that all organizations conducting business within Europe or on behalf of European organizations understand the overall impact of GDPR and its opportunities around consent management," said Greg Sparrow, Vice President and General Manager of CompliancePoint's Information Security Practice. "They need to know how to prepare their processes and technology for these new regulatory requirements."
The new services include a GDPR Prep Package including a readiness assessment of current practices, data discovery and mapping, adherence to the GDPR governance requirements and more. Clients facing GDPR can also partner with CompliancePoint for enterprise governance & privacy, data lifecycle management and ongoing program management including vendor risk.
"Among other things, the GDPR will also set a much higher standard for consent," said Ken Sponsler, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CompliancePoint's Customer Engagement Compliance Practice. "To ensure a business is GDPR compliant, it is essential to review consent policies and procedures now to verify they meet the new standard."
CompliancePoint is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PossibleNOW, a leading provider of customer engagement and enterprise preference management solutions. In addition to CompliancePoint’s risk management services, GDPR-affected companies can maintain and grow their marketing databases with PossibleNOW's services and solutions. MyPreferences, PossibleNOW’s enterprise preference management solution, enables prospects and customers to express and revoke their preferences at a granular level for maximum choice and drives adoption across the enterprise at every customer touchpoint.
Collectively, CompliancePoint and PossibleNOW are one of the few organizations that offer both consulting services and technology for solving GDPR requirements. And we are proud to be included in Forrester Research’s August 2016 Vendor Landscape: Privacy-Support Providers for Marketers.