Wilson James: GDPR Compliance
Wilson James is a leading security, construction logistics and aviation services provider with more than 5000 employees. Wilson James deliver solutions to clients operating across the aviation, construction, corporate, energy, manufacturing and technology industries.
Having undergone a period of unprecedented growth, Wilson James were looking to introduce additional due diligence and governance measures to support future business needs.
Like many entrepreneurial organisations, their IT solutions have evolved reactively using the most appropriate and cost-effective services available at the time. Consequently, some of the documentation, controls, processes, and procedures which would be considered best practice are lacking. There is a relatively high degree of dependency on the individuals who have built, and now maintain and manage, these resources and services.
This is now more significant considering the new GDPR legislation which requires all organisations to be more proactive and accountable for implementing data policies and procedures to be legally compliant.
We were appointed as independent advisers to undertake a workshop and consequently identify current vulnerabilities and risks within the organisation, relating to GDPR. This workshop exposed several issues, and some of which required immediate attention.
We nominated two of our senior consultants, supported by our senior team, to undertake a workshop with Wilson James’ CIO to understand the current IT landscape and the potential impact of GDPR. This input was used to identify key risks and deficiencies, resulting in a high-level report which can be used by the Board to produce an action plan. The activities carried out by our team included the following…
A full compliance programme was run across the organisation, securing an uplift in compliance across all GDPR articles, from 23% to 70%.
Leading Resolutions helped us navigate through the minefield that is GDPR, bringing a focus on accountability, transparency and risk to ensure we were appropriately prepared and sufficiently protected with pragmatic and compliant policies and processes.
CIO, Wilson James