Wizuda Proud to be Part of GDPR Awareness Coalition

Wizuda proud to be a part of the GDPR Awareness Coalition

Wizuda are delighted to announce their partnership with the Irish GDPR Awareness Coalition; a not-for-profit fixed-term initiative established in February 2017 to raise awareness of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation.  The GDPR comes into effect on May 25th 2018 and drastically affects the data privacy and protection responsibilities of any organisation handling EU citizens’ data.


With 65 other companies, representing a vast array of subject matter experts; the Coalition’s main goal is to raise awareness and simplify the GDPR compliance requirements for affected organisations.


To set up the Coalition; founder and Co-Chair, Garry Connolly, who currently serves as President and Founder of ‘Host in Ireland’ has paired up with Dr. Dennis Jennings, Chairman and non-executive director of a number of Irish technology-based companies including Wizuda.


The coalition will provide detailed and helpful infographics on all aspects of GDPR, along with a full calendar of related upcoming events in Ireland.  We know by now that it’s essential for organisations to work together to ensure GDPR compliance, and the creation of the Awareness Coalition has reinforced this.


The message here is simple – organisations must unite to overcome the difficulties of the new GDPR laws, and to create awareness for those smaller firms that are not yet ready.  The slogan on the Irish GDPR Awareness Coalition sums this up perfectly: “Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success.”


For more information, visit http://gdprcoalition.ie/

the challenge - wizuda case studies

The board of a multinational medical device organisation required a secure, cloud-based solution which facilitated virtual board member collaboration on key documents in preparation for monthly board meetings.

The documentation was regularly of a highly commercially sensitive nature, largely relating to ongoing clinical trials, and as such demanded a secure and encrypted platform which could be implemented without the engagement of internal IT resources.

Key challenges that need to be  considered:

  • Geographically dispersed stakeholders
  • Highly commercially sensitive documentation
  • No internal IT involvement
  • Multiple stakeholders required to collaborate on
    single documents
the solution- wizuda case studies

Wizuda MFT gave them a centralised view of all their file transfer activities and a network overview of the data flows. IT now had instantly available reporting and could provide geographic maps and network overviews to senior management of all file transfer activities in the organisation. These could also be categorised in ways that made sense for the business from a priorities perspective. Wizuda’s unique ‘Health Check’ dashboard with automated monitoring and alerts, allowed them to manage all transfer operations proactively and ensured they were always on top of any issues.

From a GDPR compliance perspective, transfers could be linked to Data Protection Impact Assessments were required and data could be anonymised as part of the transfer process. Wizuda MFT enabled them to apply the latest security protocols for file transfers and encrypt data at rest and in transit. Passing cyber-security and GDPR compliance audits became a lot easier.

About Wizuda

Developing IT Solutions to Make Businesses Better

At Wizuda we focus on developing IT solutions which help businesses grow and empower people to collaborate and stay connected securely and compliantly. Specialists in secure data transfer since 2001, all development and support operations are carried out from our two Irish 

offices located in Dublin (Wizuda Headquarters) and Limerick. We pride ourselves in developing software solutions that allow organisations to take back control of their file transfer and data sharing operations, enabling them to operate efficiently, securely and compliantly

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