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Fujitsu Launches Comprehensive GDPR Services to Help Organisations Comply with New EU Data Protection Regulations

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

News facts:

  • Organisations of all sizes should make an immediate start to ensure compliance with new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May 2018
  • GDPR-readiness requirements are expected to catch many companies by surprise
  • Initial fixed-price assessment from Fujitsu is a first step toward GDPR compliance
London, February 02, 2017

Fujitsu is launching a comprehensive portfolio of services to help organisations comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new legislation, which will come into effect on May 25, 2018, introduces new obligations for all organisations – no matter where they are based – that store, process or analyse personal data of EU residents.

Fujitsu services related to the EU GDPR are aimed at helping organisations to be both aware of and prepared for the new obligations and requirements that the legislation brings. With GDPR, the EU is harmonising existing national data protection regulations and defining a new and extended level of European Data Protection.

The starting point recommended by Fujitsu is to conduct an assessment of the relevant data held today, and where it resides. Together with industry-leading security partners, Fujitsu is offering professional assessments comprised of data inventory scans, to help discover existing GDPR-related data.

By May 2018, businesses around the globe must have established GDPR-compliant policies to process personal data, including how they handle data deletion. GDPR will also bring a set of obligatory steps that include reporting data breaches within 72 hours and notifying affected individuals. These are all areas where Fujitsu is able to provide professional support, including contingency measures and establishing both GDPR-related strategies and clearly defined processes in how to detect and react to data breaches. The penalty for ignoring GDPR and its obligations is a potential fine of up to EUR 20 million or up to four percent of global annual turnover, whichever is the greater, for failure to comply.

Rob Norris, VP Enterprise & Cyber Security, EMEIA, Fujitsu said: “We believe that GDPR readiness will oblige organisations to carry out thorough preparation, to set up the processes necessary for compliance, as well as supporting alignment of their systems and services with GDPR’s requirements. It is a sweeping set of legislation: GDPR will apply to organisations of all sizes and in all industry sectors – not just those within the EU, but also organisations from outside the EU who process and handle EU citizens’ data.”

Fujitsu is introducing a wide-ranging set of dedicated consultancy and professional services – from readiness reviews through to implementation and managed security services – to help organisations prepare for the GDPR – and to avoid the potential of large fines for lack of compliance, as well as the loss of trust from their customers.

Pricing and availability

Fujitsu offers an initial GDPR assessment, a fixed price service providing organisations with a readiness assessment before the legislation comes into effect. Subsequent services for more detailed analysis and implementation or remediation work depend on organisations’ requirements, the size of the organisation, its application landscape and complexity, and business priorities.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu in the UK & Ireland

Fujitsu employs over 14,000 people in the UK & Ireland, with total revenues exceeding £1.8 billion. Offering an integrated product and service portfolio, we deliver consulting, applications, technology products, systems integration and managed services, including cloud-based solutions, for customers across both public and private sectors, including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer IT. For more information, please see http://uk.fujitsu.com.

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Graham Goulden

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Date: 02 February, 2017
City: London