The enforcement of GDPR has transformed the way how the world perceives data so far. With €20 million or four per cent of annual turnover as a penalty, GDPR has turned out to be a defining moment for organizations. Managing the overall aspects of compliance and embedding conformity with privacy regulations in business as usual (BAU) processes has burgeoned into a never-ending battle for organizations. Addressing these challenges head-on is an Italy-based company, itmSUITE, with its automated solution, Privacy-Now. Built on a powerful software platform, Privacy-Now offers unlimited configuration and integration possibilities.
As a one-stop shop solution, Privacy-Now automates all the key processes required to manage GDPR, which include processing activities, privacy impact assessments, risks, access requests, audits, consents, data breaches, privacy policies, processing activities assignments, personal data assets, and cookies. Privacy-Now can be easily configured to support customized processes and interface with the customer’s applications thus responding to the need for embedding privacy management in BAU processes. “It is a complete solution with the best features/price ratio in the market. Privacy-Now is affordable for all organizations, including the smallest,” says Maxime Sottini, CEO of itmSUITE.
In the ever-changing regulatory landscape, GDPR is still a new entrant, with a wide-open door for a new set of rules, interpretations, and changes that rise not only from local adaptations but also from international level adaptations. But rest assured, Privacy-Now is extremely flexible to keep pace with the growing demands of the market all while reducing cost and time needed to fulfil the changing requirements. “In fact, in the wake of more regulations, clients appreciate its flexibility where we finalize the solution with a mix of those requested by each regulation,” explains Sottini. “In other words, Privacy-Now helps to manage personal data management in every context, not only GDPR.”
Privacy-Now also endeavours to simplify personal data management to enhance the digital transformation of the organizations in privacy management. For instance, consent management, one of the key features of Privacy-Now, allows clients to collect all the initial consents and subsequent updates, independently from the source. This provides a ‘single source of truth’ to deliver truthful answers on the status of consents ensuring a fully compliant business process. Additionally, when it comes to information policies, Privacy-Now enables to generate it accurately on the basis of processing activities information and supports the process of distributing and gathering the read confirmation for employees, collaborators, customers, stakeholders and more.
Best of all, with Privacy-Now, organizations can opt for the most suitable integration scenario, based on their size and complexity. The solution is available in all possible options— public cloud, private cloud, and on-premise.
itmSUITE also offers implementation support services to organizations based on their size and growth. The complete range of services includes adopting and optimizing Privacy- Now and related practices and processes. While itmSUITE directly assists the smaller organizations, large organizations are assisted by a specialized third-party or other primary partners to offer the best-suited support.
With a robust amalgamation of solutions and services, itmSUITE’s client roster boasts of numerous organizations across multiple industries. “With the launch of the mass cloud services/products, we expect to increase this number dramatically in the next years by partnering with VARs,” remarks Sottini.
itmSUITE also envisions to embed artificial intelligence in their solution. “With this development, we will be able to feed and utilize internal and external artificial intelligence engines, which will simplify and automate the grunt work, truly supporting the digital transformation of organizations,” concludes Sottini.