GDPR compliancy project and Representative service
What the Customer says:
“People at Vivenics deliver excellent value for money”
René van den Bersselaar, CIO at Debiopharm
From 25-May-2018 the European Regulation for data privacy GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) became effective. Debiopharm, a pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland, managing sensitive personal data of subjects in the European Union, wanted to become fully accountable to the GDPR.
Vivenics’ first assignment was to execute a quick scan in order to determine the status of the organisation for privacy and data protection. In a follow-up project we implemented all required measures to become and stay GDPR compliant. As Debiopharm is not based in the EU and requires a GDPR Representative in the EU, Vivenics is asked to fulfil that position on behalf of Debiopharm.
Vivenics has provided a professional GDPR team of technical, procedural and legal knowledge to cover all relevant GDPR topics. In three intense, short visits the team interacted with Debiopharm to get the results with excellent quality, within time and budget. Stakeholders have been identified and existing processes and systems have been assessed. Policies and procedures, adjusted to match the specific Debiopharm characteristics, have been created or updated. DPIAs have been executed where needed and a data privacy officer has been appointed and trained. Using a risk based approach allowed the Vivenics team to minimise cost-increasing aspects for Debiopharm, and smoothend the impact on the people and working methods.
In a very short time period our GDPR risks were clearly identified and counter measures were implemented. Stakeholders where involved by the excellent, to-the-point presentation during the first stakeholder meeting. At the end of the project Debiopharm was fully GDPR accountable and we’ve asked Vivenics to stay on board as our GDPR Representative and privacy advisor in the EU.
Vivenics used a clearly proven approach in combination with a down to earth consultancy style. This resulted in an open atmosphere with a project focus to get the job done for minimal costs and maximum result. They know our business processes and the adopted the measurements to fit our style of working.
Vivenics is a no-nonsense Dutch company that combines the legal obligations with practical, business focused best-practices and are always very responsive to any privacy related topics we have.