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KPMG announces maturity assessment roadmap for EU General Data Protection Regulation

KPMG announces EU GDPR maturity assessment roadmap

KPMG developed the offering working together with Microsoft to address this landmark data privacy law

Jennifer Samuel

Director, Global Communications

KPMG International


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KPMG announced an offering developed working together with Microsoft to help companies prepare for and meet the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the landmark data privacy law - in force 25 May 2018 - that will apply to all organizations that process the personal data of citizens residing in EU regardless of their location.

The offering, the GDPR discovery and maturity assessment model, helps clients meet the requirements of GDPR using a customized program of processes, procedures and technology capabilities. The model provides a high-level roadmap to help clients overcome identified compliance gaps backed by a portfolio of capabilities that combines KPMG's Cyber security, regulatory and industry experience with Microsoft's market leading data management, governance, collaboration tools and the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

“Any company that offers goods and services in the EU, regardless of where they are located and where they process personal data, must comply with GDPR,” said Greg Bell, KPMG Global Cyber Security Services Co-Leader and a partner with KPMG in the US. “And with the penalties for non-compliance potentially steep, companies should have a readiness program in place relatively quickly. This GDPR discovery and maturity assessment model can help clients build an approach that is designed to accelerate their security and data protection journey, whether in the cloud or on premise.”

Ann Johnson, Microsoft Worldwide Vice President, Enterprise and Cybersecurity said, “Navigating the complexity of GDPR to reach a level of maturity requires a well-defined approach, strong, specialist guidance and the right solutions. KPMG's strengths in security risk, data privacy and regulatory experience in tandem with Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Azure SQL Database, and Windows 10, can help companies chart the right course to compliance.”

In addition to service offerings for GDPR compliance, KPMG and Microsoft will work with companies with offerings to help clients' improve their cyber defense posture such as Secure Collaboration, Digital Identity, Azure security, shadow IT, and analytics.

For further information, contact:

Jennifer Samuel
KPMG International
+416 777 8491

About KPMG International

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 154 countries and territories and have 200,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

Some or all of the services described herein may not be permissible for KPMG audit clients and their affiliates or related entities.

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