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20th January 2021 Issue no. 541
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Evolution completes major risk consultancy programme in wake of new GDPR
Evolution, the fire and security systems integrator, has completed a major consultancy project for an international semiconductor business to meet the ongoing requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enacted in 2018.
Renesas Electronics Europe Limited has been an Evolution client for several years, and in 2017 Evolution completed a major upgrade and extension to the company's CCTV and Access Control installation. The advent of GDPR, however, obliged Renesas' Facilities Manager, Julie Blake, to review the existing site security policies and procedures to ensure they were current and compliant. In doing so she contacted Evolution's dedicated Risk & Design team:
"Like many organisations we were receiving plenty of advice around GDPR, and a recommendation that we consulted with our security partners. I was introduced to Evolution's Risk & Design team, and they explained, in a very straightforward manner, what was required. The team then produced a comprehensive set of reports and documents in a timely fashion to meet all our management requirements. They also explained that annual assessments of the CCTV system are now required so we look forward to continuing to work with the Evolution team in the future."
Evolution took a holistic view of the project and security risk, explaining how its approach would support Julie in meeting Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) requirements regarding security systems.
The solution provided included a CCTV Assessment and CCTV Privacy Impact Assessment as tools to help the client create the necessary system policies and procedures to meet its current legal obligations. This includes not only GDPR, but also the latest Employment Law and the Freedom of Information Act.
Evolution Head of Risk & Design, Brendan McGarrity added: "With an ever changing and increasing need for organisations to consider GRC requirements, it is my belief that Risk & Design services can provide clients with a comprehensive framework to improve building and asset security. It is our role to support the client in meeting its GRC requirements for security by providing the necessary documented professional services."
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