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To my friends at Assured Clarity, Ltd.,
Upon being designated as the Data Protection Officer for a global email risk assessment company, I was tasked with designing, developing and implementing a worldwide data privacy program to address privacy compliance requirements for our entities across the globe.
Within the EU and the UK, specifically, I needed a local presence with local expertise to support my colleagues there. With me being in our corporate headquarters in the US, it was paramount to locate and place these resources where they could add the biggest value. Enter Carolyn and her team!!
Over the past 2-1/2 years, she and her team have provided us that much needed support covering an incredible breadth of topics. From helping us train our sales and support teams on data privacy rules and best practices, to assisting in conducting data privacy impact assessments, to serving as our European and UK liaison for directly interacting with our customers, to helping us dissect and interpret the ever stringent marketing compliance vortex, they have been with me every step of the way and I could not be happier with their performance.
I would most heartily recommend these folks to anyone!!
Best regards to all of you going forward.
Global VP of Risk and Compliance,
JudopayJudopay has worked with Assured Clarity for a few years and we would like to acknowledge the commitment, support and expertise they have provided to us in developing our processes and policies in important areas such as GDPR, Cyber Essentials and ISO27001.
Carolyn has been very key in helping us to proactively respond to the needs of our business as we scale. Our latest project has been to become IS027001 accredited and at out stage 1 audit we had extremely good feedback to include:
‘The attention to detail in implementing our ISO27001 has been superior and Judopay achieved has a more mature ISO framework than many companies that have been certified for several years!’
It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the Assured Clarity team.
Head of Compliance
CommunityMatt Ball, Communication & External Relations Director
TH_NKCarolyn and Kevin helped guide us successfully through the GDPR implementation. They are knowledgeable across all data protection and risk management and adopted a personable and flexible approach. I’d recommend working with them both.
Katherine Wilkin, HR Manager
Insightful TechnologyWe have worked in partnership with Assured Clarity for some time, appreciating the broad range of skills offered by their team who have diverse industry backgrounds which enables them to adopt an holistic approach to risk management. We have always found them really easy to work with, they have a positive and pragmatic methodology, applying common sense to all instances especially in our recent successful quest to gain the ISO27001 accreditation.
Alan Stewart, COO
Tempest Security Intelligence
I have worked with Carolyn and Assured Clarity for a number of years now and her commitment to helping solve problems, some times at very short notice is second to none. She has helped us both internally and with our clients’ security projects helping to improve awareness, develop robust processes and establishing compliance with both GDPR and ISO27001. Its been an absolute pleasure and I would be delighted to recommend her.
Peter Johnson, MD
At Kamin AI we work with electronic health care records data and information from clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry. It is imperative that we safeguard the privacy of all individuals participating in the research and can guarantee the safety of our clients proprietary information. Assured Clarity has successfully lead all our GDPR and information security initiatives and taken our organisation to a higher grade. Being a small company, we particular appreciate their flexibility and ability to work with limited resources whilst still fulfilling the complex requirements imposed by some of our large clients.
Frederik, Kamin AI
We Bring Strategy ConsultantsFrom We Bring Strategy Consultants, we always focus on collaborating with companies that share our values, from a personal, transparent and professional approach. Assured Clarity is one of those companies which we feel identified with and it is a pleasure to work with them developing different projects.
Xabier Garatea, General Manager
Hoppings Quality Timber ProductsSince 1920, Hoppings Softwood Products Plc (Hoppings) has specialised in the import, manufacture, distribution and branding of quality and sustainable softwood timber products. The company was ahead of many similar sized organisations when it came to placing GDPR firmly on the boardroom agenda, raising the issue two years ago. However, it was in early 2018 that its GDPR Working Party decided to call upon the expertise of Assured Clarity’s certified GDPR practitioners to help them meet the 25th May deadline for compliance.
Carl Hansen is the Finance Director and Company Secretary at Hoppings who, along with the IT Manager, form the GDPR Working Party. He states: “We were looking for expertise, but many seemed over the top with cost to match. From our very first meeting with Carolyn Harrison of Assured Clarity it was evident that they understood our business and what we would need to do to get on the right path towards compliance. We were also impressed by their pragmatic approach and willingness to challenge what we had done and our rationale for doing so.”
The Hoppings team met with Assured Clarity four times, including a meeting with 20 of its 70 staff. Together they compiled a 15-page mapping document which identified and outlined the potential areas of risk and highlighting the course action that needed to be taken. This included working with Human Resources to update staff handbooks and providing employee training, working with Marketing to cleanse the database, as well as putting new processes in place to ensure new data that entered the organisation would be treating in accordance with the regulation.
“Assured Clarity not only demonstrated a robust understanding of the regulation, but also a wealth of experience from helping others on their GDPR journey, which we have certainly benefited from. It has been a very enlightening, informative and collaborative relationship.” Carl concludes: “Today, we are confident that Hoppings is at least 95% of the way there in terms of revising documentation and implementing the process changes needed. However, we have also learnt along the way that GDPR compliance must always be work in progress.”
Sense WorldwideSense Worldwide is an innovation consultancy that uses The Sense Network, a global talent platform that incubates ideas, to help build the futures of Fortune 500 organisations and start-ups alike. The Sense Network naturally holds a lot of sensitive personal data, which it safeguards through stringent measures to ensure it is securely stored, used appropriately and in accordance with all regulation. As such, the company was fast to react when the GDPR was announced, seeking out expert advice to ensure Sense Worldwide would be in full compliance with the new data protection regulation from day-one.
The work toward GDPR compliance coincided with a major database redesign the company was undertaking and Associate Director, Emma Skipper explains the challenge: “Due to the sensitive way in which we have always treated our members’ personal data in the past, we felt confident that our path to GDPR compliance would be fairly straightforward. However, at the time there was a lot of misleading information being circulated and little consensus regarding how certain rules should be applied. It is no exaggeration to say we felt that one unnecessary wrong move had the potential to decimate any database.”
Assured Clarity and its team of Certified GDPR Practitioners were recommended to Sense Worldwide and provided the clear interpretation of the regulation and light-touch guidance as new procedures were introduced and others adapted. “The intimate knowledge of GDPR the team was able to bring, notably regarding issues of managing consent and our internal processes for sharing personal data, was invaluable,” adds Emma. “Assured Clarity brought calm and common sense to the entire process.”
Emma concludes: “Thanks to Assured Clarity and the hard work of our team, we can say with confidence that the right knowledge, processes and culture are firmly in place to ensure Sense Worldwide is today, and will in the future, be fully in line with GDPR.”