I am pleased to announce that independent auditor Bureau Veritas (BV) has awarded Investis Digital a formal certification in the BV’s technical standard related to personal data protection in compliance with EU Regulation 2016/679 -- commonly known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This BV proprietary standard is recorded based on BV’s interpretation of the GDPR rules. The standard audits an organization’s practices, policies and compliance activities in accordance with GDPR. We are the first company to take this audit. This certification demonstrates our resolve to protect and process personally identifiable information (PII data) in the appropriate way for our clients.
The certification covers all phases of our products and services lifecycle including providing seamless and secure digital communication services, website strategy, design and development, on-going maintenance and support through the processes of sales and marketing, project management, client services, multimedia, webcasting and video production.” In other words, working with Investis Digital means:
- We are fully committed to protecting your data.
- You have the confidence that we’ve been certified for compliance by an independent and reputed third-party auditor for our activities that fall under GDPR preview
The news comes close to the one-year anniversary of when GDPR took effect in May 2018. Since then, the issue of data privacy remains critical. Approximately 45 percent of EU citizens say they are very worried about online privacy, and more than half are worried about online security according to SurveyMonkey. EU regulators have fined businesses (most notably, Google) for GDPR violations, and it is expected that more fines are coming. The possibility of major GDPR-like regulation hitting the United States looms large.
If you have not achieved compliance, the time to act is now. And make sure the partner you choose are compliant. Demand that they be certified. Contact Investis Digital to understand how we protect your privacy and security in our work.