Why IT companies should be leading the charge on GDPR

Knowing what we do now, we know that the GDPR regulations are very strict when it comes to both industries. Because of the nature of GDPR, we at aap3 think that IT companies should be leading the charge (followed closely by recruitment).

We at aap3 have had to take a very strict approach when it came to the implementation of GDPR as well as the operation and management of it for two very specific reasons. One is that we are an IT company and the second is that our sister company is a recruitment company. Knowing what we do now, we know that the GDPR regulations are very strict when it comes to both industries. Because of the nature of GDPR, we at aap3 think that IT companies should be leading the charge (followed closely by recruitment).   

 

You may be asking yourself: Does GDPR affect my IT systems?

We can answer that if you store any customer data electronically, regardless whether you use it for internal purposes, marketing, communications or sales, you must comply with GDPR and your in-house IT systems must serve to support this.

The answer to this question is very easy to answer and the answer is yes.

 

Make Sure Your IT Systems Are GDPR-Compliant And Keep Them That Way

As a company, we are GDPR compliant, but that doesn’t mean that we are GDPR consultants. We know IT, but we are also mindful of the IT implications of the Act, it does benefit by having an in-house DPO. We know what IT systems must do to support business-wide GDPR-compliant protocols, processes and procedures. We at aap3 are wanting to make sure that it is not only you that has piece of mind, but also your clients.

 

As an IT company, we know the benefits of GDPR as well as how complicated it can be maintaining the standard you have set. IT companies should be leading the GDPR charge by remaining compliant and showing the benefits of being compliant to their customers. When you are GDPR compliant you have clean data. We as aap3 are here to help.