Searching for a holistic data privacy solution
When brands4friends was sold to the Regent Group in 2019, the GDPR had been in effect for about a year. The regulation specifies clear data protection requirements. To meet these, the company had to appoint a data protection officer (DPO). An internal staff member was out of the question, because the DPO cannot be anyone with managerial responsibility, nor anyone who presents a conflict of interest. As a result, brands4friends started looking for a partner who offer a holistic data privacy solution who could support the company as an external data protection officer. They also favored companies who leverage technology to make privacy management more efficient: solutions that could bundle their documentation and provide templates and online training courses.
“We wanted to clearly see the number of employees who have or haven’t already completed their annual data privacy training at any time”, says Grimm. “We decided a technical solution would be perfect for us, as it provides a full overview of our current data privacy status.”