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Why data protection is becoming increasingly important to business


New laws and court decisions reflect a broader trend within the global privacy and regulatory environment that is making it more difficult to transfer data across borders.

Russia’s data localisation has been with us for several years but is getting more strict with enforcement. China is implementing its Cybersecurity Law to exert more scrutiny on outbound data transfers and require data localisation in some cases. India is considering legislation that would require data localisation in some cases. Brazil and other jurisdictions are adopting GDPR-like data protection requirements with cross-border transfer restrictions.


Given that the landscape is changing and developing rapidly, companies considering long-term investments in information technology and cloud applications will need to evaluate how to build in flexibility as a hedge against data localisation and privacy risk.

I’m thrilled to have signed off on the CSaaS offering.  I’m looking forward to having the most complete cyber security package for the mid-market and continuing our successful working relationship with norm.

Richard Taylor, CIO
Summit Therapeutics

CSaaS allows me to step away from multi-vendor management as the Security Operations Centre coordinates all of the technology for me.

David Vincent, CTO

The biggest factor was that they had a data protection lawyer in-house who worked for them, which meant there was someone we could directly go to with specific questions about the (GDPR) regulation.

Phil Everitt, Management Information Systems Manager
Leicester Tigers

We were in the market for an independent Data Protection Officer service that was well versed with both UK and EU regulators. We’re thrilled to have acquired this service knowing that an expert is available 24/7.

Suzanne McCabe, Head of Project Management
James Hambro & Partners

Norm’s penetration testing layer, along with the suite of CSaaS modules has enabled MA to exceed all its audit requirements for its major clients.

Rob Elisha, ICT and CRM Manager
Montreal Associates

The speed of your Data Protection Officer’s response was very impressive – it was far quicker than I would have expected even from an in-house DPO

Will Blake, Director of Technology and Analytics
CRU Group