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Why data protection is becoming increasingly important to business

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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.

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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.

Appointing NormCyber as our virtual DPO has given Ferrero the best of both worlds – access to data protection experts who understand what we stand for as a business, without the hefty overheads usually associated with appointing an in-house DPO.

Harpreet Thandi
Regional Counsel, UK & Ireland, Ferrero

We were looking for a virtual DPO service that offered all of the benefits of a fully qualified data protection lawyer, without the overheads of an in-house hire. The DPaaS solution from norm. has been invaluable in helping us to ensure we respect the integrity of our customers’ personal information, while using it to continue to deliver differentiated products and services which support our growing customer base.

Mike Whitfield, Compliance Manager
Marmalade

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
Perpetuum

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