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GDPR – Hit the Deadline with a Smile!

What We’ve Been Reading And Writing This Month

GDPR Guidance and Gags!
Plus – We’re Hiring… and Songs to make you smile!

Welcome to Simplifying GDPR from Exonar. What’s in our series of guides? Private sector, public sector or third sector, GDPR applies to all of us and the personal data we hold. Our four-part guide will explain how to approach GDPR – how to align the right technology, people and processes so that GDPR works for you and not vice versa.
Insights from PwC’s third General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) pulse survey.
European Supervisory Authorities have shed light on their initial enforcement priorities. Take a look at this IAPP infographic to learn more about where to focus your efforts to be on the right side of regulators. Click image to download pdf (1.63MB)
Ask the founder: 15 questions with NatWest
NatWest meets Exonar CEO – Adrian Barrett
In our series of interviews with SME founders about their business journey so far, we speak to Adrian Barrett, CEO and founder of data science company Exonar.
Businessman wins legal action to force removal of search results about past conviction
Key Responsibilities Working within the small engineering team you will be a seasoned (Java) Developer responsible for all aspects of day-to-day development; from developing new features, improving performance of our machine-learning components, to mentoring junior developers and engaging with…
Without wishing to dismiss GDPR as a bit of a joke, we think it’s time to lighten the mood around the new legislation. Submit yours @Exonar using #GDPRgags.
The Utterly Unrelated Section: Top 100 songs to make you smile!
With all this GDPR talk and May 25th looming ever closer, we accept that a few jokes might not be enough to relieve the pressure. So as you work through your plan and prioritise, here are a few tunes to help you through with a smile on your face – Hey Ya!

Ask the founder: 15 questions with NatWest

NatWest meets Exonar CEO – Adrian Barrett

In their series of interviews with SME founders about their business journey so far, NatWest chats to Adrian Barrett, our CEO and founder.

Read more about how Exonar was created in 2010 and changed in 2013, when Adrian and our team set out to create our own software that could help businesses get a handle on their data. With the new Europe-wide data privacy regulations, Exonar is the right business in the right place at the right time – and now growing at a rate of more than 250% per annum.

You can read the full interview here: exo.nr/NatWest

 

Exonar joins forces with MyLife Digital – for the good of trees

Newbury based Exonar has joined forces with MyLife Digital to provide an end to end solution to organisations who need to solve their General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) problems, especially when it comes to Subject Access Requests (SARs).

GDPR has been around for two years, the enforcement date is set as 25th May 2018 – from this date the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) will be holding UK organisations accountable to the principles of this legislation rather than the Data Protection Act. As information about the GDPR has been available since 2015, there will be no further grace period – basically, we are already in it.

So, has your organisation used the last two years to prepare for the changes? Do you know where all the data is? Who has access to it? When was it collected and which Privacy Policy was in place at that point in time? How do you retrieve all the information required if a customer requests to see it? – Possibly not, but you are not alone.

Exonar’s GDPR Dashboard supplements the Consentric Permissions offering as a connected software service for end-to-end management of personal data and compliance. When the two technologies are used together your organisation is much better placed to be proactive when it comes to many GDPR requirements.

The GDPR Dashboard can help with data mapping, SARs, data portability and the right to be forgotten. It shows an overall picture of all the data held by an organisation, which is subject to GDPR, where it is held and its characteristics.
In response to research carried out by Exonar, which found that 57% of Britons will submit a SAR – which would result in over 2.2 million trees being felled for paper for printing – a campaign was started. “Plant a Tree for Privacy” requests that for every SAR submitted to an organisation they plant a tree to compensate for the amount of paper required to fulfil the request by donating to the Woodland Trust.

Adrian Barrett, CEO and Founder of Exonar says “I have been involved in technology implementation and organisational change for over 20 years, and have seen many developments, but GDPR is quite the game changer, as significant as anything since Sarbanes-Oxley. Many organisations don’t really know where to start when it comes to the vast quantity of data they hold on customers, employees, suppliers and prospects. And that’s where we come in. Right at the beginning, or step 2 of the ICO’s 12 steps to be precise, we can help our customers to understand what they need and how we can help deliver a solution. Working with MyLife Digital being able to add Consentric Permissions into the mix presents a great opportunity to systematically solve a number of challenging GDPR problems for our customers.”

Consentric Permissions rebalances trust and control of personal data between the organisation and the member. It demonstrates that an organisation complies with data protection legislation by providing digital management for data consent and all the lawful processing justifications defined by the GDPR and the UK Data Protection Bill.

Permissions integrates across the organisation with existing CRM’s Campaign Management Tools, ESP’s and other systems. It has both a self-service portal for members and a contact centre portal for staff, using organisation branding to ensure a consistent user experience.

Emma Corbett, Business Development Manager for MyLife Digital adds “It’s a very powerful story especially when it comes to the right to be forgotten and SARs. Giving an organisation the ability to find where personal data is stored and reducing the amount of human intervention between the request submissions and conclusion really speeds up the process and provides the customer with a better experience. Added to the ability to manage their own permissions in a company branded self-serve portal or via a contact centre portal, organisations can really align to the principles of the new regulation. They can be accountable, transparent and empower customers when it comes to the use of their personal data. This will help strengthen trust between both parties, increasing loyalty and protecting the organisations brand reputation.”

 

For more information about Consentric Permissions visit: https://consentric.io/solutions/permissions/

www.consentric.io
www.mylifedigital.co.uk
exonar.com
For interview or photograph opportunities contact:
Debbie Betteridge | Email: dbetteridge@mylifedigital.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 1225 636 280 (ext. 322)
Mobile: +44 (0)7771 564998

 

Notes to Editors
About MyLife Digital Limited
The MyLife Digital Group operates in the Personal Information Management Services (PIMS) sector, one of the fastest growing and most dynamic sectors in the UK (and global) economy. Existing MyLife Digital Group companies, Wood for Trees and PGIR already have an established, and growing, base of analytics services clients and considerable data science and sector expertise.
MyLife Digital Ltd, Citizen House, Crescent Office Park, Clarks Way, Rush Hill, Bath, BA2 2AF

About Exonar
Exonar enables organisations to better organise their information, removing risk and making it more productive and secure.
To accomplish this, they have assembled a leadership team who understand the regulatory and data challenges organisations face, and as a result, are able to rapidly innovate; adapting to and exceeding client requirements. It is why FTSE 100, Big four consulting firms and household brand names choose to work with the small, fast-growing team at Exonar to deliver their critical projects.
Exonar, 14 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5HG

Exonar joins forces with MyLife Digital – for the good of trees

Newbury based Exonar has joined forces with MyLife Digital to provide an end to end solution to organisations who need to solve their General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) problems, especially when it comes to Subject Access Requests (SARs).

GDPR has been around for two years, the enforcement date is set as 25th May 2018 – from this date the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) will be holding UK organisations accountable to the principles of this legislation rather than the Data Protection Act. As information about the GDPR has been available since 2015, there will be no further grace period – basically, we are already in it.

So, has your organisation used the last two years to prepare for the changes? Do you know where all the data is? Who has access to it? When was it collected and which Privacy Policy was in place at that point in time? How do you retrieve all the information required if a customer requests to see it? – Possibly not, but you are not alone.

Exonar’s GDPR Dashboard supplements the Consentric Permissions offering as a connected software service for end-to-end management of personal data and compliance. When the two technologies are used together your organisation is much better placed to be proactive when it comes to many GDPR requirements.

The GDPR Dashboard can help with data mapping, SARs, data portability and the right to be forgotten. It shows an overall picture of all the data held by an organisation, which is subject to GDPR, where it is held and its characteristics.
In response to research carried out by Exonar, which found that 57% of Britons will submit a SAR – which would result in over 2.2 million trees being felled for paper for printing – a campaign was started. “Plant a Tree for Privacy” requests that for every SAR submitted to an organisation they plant a tree to compensate for the amount of paper required to fulfil the request by donating to the Woodland Trust.

Adrian Barrett, CEO and Founder of Exonar says “I have been involved in technology implementation and organisational change for over 20 years, and have seen many developments, but GDPR is quite the game changer, as significant as anything since Sarbanes-Oxley. Many organisations don’t really know where to start when it comes to the vast quantity of data they hold on customers, employees, suppliers and prospects. And that’s where we come in. Right at the beginning, or step 2 of the ICO’s 12 steps to be precise, we can help our customers to understand what they need and how we can help deliver a solution. Working with MyLife Digital being able to add Consentric Permissions into the mix presents a great opportunity to systematically solve a number of challenging GDPR problems for our customers.”

Consentric Permissions rebalances trust and control of personal data between the organisation and the member. It demonstrates that an organisation complies with data protection legislation by providing digital management for data consent and all the lawful processing justifications defined by the GDPR and the UK Data Protection Bill.

Permissions integrates across the organisation with existing CRM’s Campaign Management Tools, ESP’s and other systems. It has both a self-service portal for members and a contact centre portal for staff, using organisation branding to ensure a consistent user experience.

Emma Corbett, Business Development Manager for MyLife Digital adds “It’s a very powerful story especially when it comes to the right to be forgotten and SARs. Giving an organisation the ability to find where personal data is stored and reducing the amount of human intervention between the request submissions and conclusion really speeds up the process and provides the customer with a better experience. Added to the ability to manage their own permissions in a company branded self-serve portal or via a contact centre portal, organisations can really align to the principles of the new regulation. They can be accountable, transparent and empower customers when it comes to the use of their personal data. This will help strengthen trust between both parties, increasing loyalty and protecting the organisations brand reputation.”

 

For more information about Consentric Permissions visit: https://consentric.io/solutions/permissions/

www.consentric.io
www.mylifedigital.co.uk
exonar.com
For interview or photograph opportunities contact:
Debbie Betteridge | Email: dbetteridge@mylifedigital.co.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 1225 636 280 (ext. 322)
Mobile: +44 (0)7771 564998

 

Notes to Editors
About MyLife Digital Limited
The MyLife Digital Group operates in the Personal Information Management Services (PIMS) sector, one of the fastest growing and most dynamic sectors in the UK (and global) economy. Existing MyLife Digital Group companies, Wood for Trees and PGIR already have an established, and growing, base of analytics services clients and considerable data science and sector expertise.
MyLife Digital Ltd, Citizen House, Crescent Office Park, Clarks Way, Rush Hill, Bath, BA2 2AF

About Exonar
Exonar enables organisations to better organise their information, removing risk and making it more productive and secure.
To accomplish this, they have assembled a leadership team who understand the regulatory and data challenges organisations face, and as a result, are able to rapidly innovate; adapting to and exceeding client requirements. It is why FTSE 100, Big four consulting firms and household brand names choose to work with the small, fast-growing team at Exonar to deliver their critical projects.
Exonar, 14 West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5HG

The positive impact technological innovation can have on business

Hear the latest Venturi’s Voice Podcast with Exonar CEO – Adrian Barrett

In the latest podcast from IT recruitment specialist – Venturi, Andy Davis talks to Adrian Barrett, our CEO about the challenging world of startup’s and the importance of technological innovation in moving tech industries forward. Andy asks about the vital role of customer feedback. They also touch on choosing the right approaches in business and picking the best technologies.

Adrian is a specialist in creating and growing innovative businesses his previous roles have been the international VP of Lumeta and VP of eloyalty.

You can hear the full podcast here: www.venturi-group.com/podcast/technological-innovation/

 

Topics covered in discussion include:

The challenges of Entrepreneurship and startups.

The importance of a team dynamic and work culture when forming a start-up team and business.

The recruiting strategy at Exonar.

Discussing Investment in new employee’s.

Talking about innovation and technology within tech industries.

Areas where we can see opportunities for innovation outside of technology.

The importance of customer feedback.

The issues around overthinking problems.

Picking the right technologies and approaches in business.

What thought process were undertaken when starting your business.

 

About Exonar

We enable organisations to better organise their information, removing risk and making it more productive and secure. Visit us at www.exonar.com or follow us @Exonar.

PwC and Exonar bring new data discovery and remediation services to market

PwC and Exonar form alliance to bring new data discovery and remediation services to market

  • Partnership will bring together PwC’s world-leading data discovery knowledge with Exonar’s ground breaking Information Intelligence™ platform to help companies meet future data demands

Exonar today announced that PwC’s Data Discovery team has selected its ground breaking Information Intelligence software to help its clients understand unstructured data in greater depth.

With increasing regulatory and compliance pressure, and the growing need to manage a business better, many companies turn to PwC for their data discovery, review and remediation services. PwC has engaged with Exonar in a number of data discovery projects where understanding unstructured data and its content is needed. This has included pre and post data breach, finding intellectual property stored where it should not be on a network, GDPR compliance and helping clients properly dispose of data to reduce storage and the risk of potential litigation costs.

Exonar is a British company that is redefining how organisations map, categorise and understand all of their data. Exonar solves a problem common to all organisations and their senior information owners, namely “I just don’t know what I’ve got”.

This statement, compounded with “I don’t know where it is or who has access to it” results in information security, regulatory and privacy demands becoming disproportionately challenging. The result is large amounts of risky, unwanted and unnecessary information being stored. In turn, this makes finding and understanding productive, valuable, or sensitive information much more difficult.

Umang Paw, PwC Partner in London, said, “We are excited to be working with Exonar and to add its capability to the portfolio of technology that we tailor for our clients’ specific business needs. We have been working with Exonar for over a year and are seeing real benefits across a number of different scenarios when it comes to helping our clients understand their electronic data.”

“Our technology provides a simple, comprehensive view of where data is being held,” explains Adrian Barrett, founder and CEO of Exonar.

“The platform’s underlying big data architecture provides a view of the whole enterprise, often uncovering repositories that have been forgotten about, or those that present a risk. It works by using machine learning to accurately identify data held in information systems and categorises it automatically into groups such as personal, private and sensitive. The platform does this instantly and then monitors on an ongoing basis every time a change is made.

“By bringing together our unique technology with PwC’s in-depth understanding of the world’s leading businesses, we can give CEOs the assurances they need that data is being managed in the right way to meet the obligations of regulation today and to continue to do so as laws evolve,” adds Adrian.

About Exonar

We enable organisations to better organise their information, removing risk and making it more productive and secure. Visit us at www.exonar.com or follow us @Exonar.

PwC and Exonar’s new data discovery and remediation services

PwC and Exonar form alliance to bring new data discovery and remediation services to market

  • Partnership will bring together PwC’s world-leading data discovery knowledge with Exonar’s ground breaking Information Intelligence™ platform to help companies meet future data demands

Exonar today announced that PwC’s Data Discovery team has selected its ground breaking Information Intelligence software to help its clients understand unstructured data in greater depth.

With increasing regulatory and compliance pressure, and the growing need to manage a business better, many companies turn to PwC for their data discovery, review and remediation services. PwC has engaged with Exonar in a number of data discovery projects where understanding unstructured data and its content is needed. This has included pre and post data breach, finding intellectual property stored where it should not be on a network, GDPR compliance and helping clients properly dispose of data to reduce storage and the risk of potential litigation costs.

Exonar is a British company that is redefining how organisations map, categorise and understand all of their data. Exonar solves a problem common to all organisations and their senior information owners, namely “I just don’t know what I’ve got”.

This statement, compounded with “I don’t know where it is or who has access to it” results in information security, regulatory and privacy demands becoming disproportionately challenging. The result is large amounts of risky, unwanted and unnecessary information being stored. In turn, this makes finding and understanding productive, valuable, or sensitive information much more difficult.

Umang Paw, PwC Partner in London, said, “We are excited to be working with Exonar and to add its capability to the portfolio of technology that we tailor for our clients’ specific business needs. We have been working with Exonar for over a year and are seeing real benefits across a number of different scenarios when it comes to helping our clients understand their electronic data.”

“Our technology provides a simple, comprehensive view of where data is being held,” explains Adrian Barrett, founder and CEO of Exonar.

“The platform’s underlying big data architecture provides a view of the whole enterprise, often uncovering repositories that have been forgotten about, or those that present a risk. It works by using machine learning to accurately identify data held in information systems and categorises it automatically into groups such as personal, private and sensitive. The platform does this instantly and then monitors on an ongoing basis every time a change is made.

“By bringing together our unique technology with PwC’s in-depth understanding of the world’s leading businesses, we can give CEOs the assurances they need that data is being managed in the right way to meet the obligations of regulation today and to continue to do so as laws evolve,” adds Adrian.

About Exonar

We enable organisations to better organise their information, removing risk and making it more productive and secure. Visit us at www.exonar.com or follow us @Exonar.