• Register
Return to: Home > News > Big Four > EY partners with Microsoft to help clients tackle GDPR compliance

EY partners with Microsoft to help clients tackle GDPR compliance

EY has announced a cooperation agreement with Microsoft to help their clients address the challenges to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

According to EY, a number of Microsoft products such as Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365 and Windows will enable companies to use their existing investments in technology to comply with GDPR.

EY global cybersecurity leader, Paul van Kessel said: “The GDPR is a major disruptor to our clients as well as our own industries, in both technology and consulting. It will transform how companies manage personal data and is already creating an industry of new point solution providers. But our clients are looking for a holistic way to address the regulation, from initial assessment, through implementation planning and operationalization. They are looking for approaches that integrate privacy and security and that also manage risk across the three lines of defence namely, business operations, risk and compliance and internal audit. Working on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform will enable us to create options that flexibly support clients through the GDPR compliance journey.”

Microsoft Corporation chief privacy officer, Brendon Lynch said: “The European Union’s GDPR represents a significant shift in the way personal data is regulated and it is having global impact. It places more obligations on organizations to take a comprehensive approach to respecting and protecting the personal data they control – no matter where it is stored, processed or sent.”

GDPR will be effective in May 2018.

 

Top Content

    Blockchain and the Big Four: does it deserve all the hype?

    Although still in its infancy, blockchain is one of the most talked-about technologies of 2018. Will the blockchain bubble burst, or will it live up to its reputation as the ‘new internet’? Eleanor Jerome investigates

    read more

    Malaysia: Ready to show its strength

    Recent changes have enhanced the quality of audit reports in Malaysia, giving the profession a welcome opportunity to demonstrate its value to clients. Paul Golden reports

    read more

    China: Regulating the Chinese dragon

    Harsh regulatory actions and looming US trade wars have been dampening expectations in a Chinese market still full of potential, finds Jonathan Minter

    read more

    Indigenous Australians: New checks and balances

    With fewer than 40 known qualified Indigenous Australian accountants, Jonathan Minter speaks to Shelley Cable from PwC Australia about how increasing this number is an important part of improving the financial literacy of Indigenous communities

    read more
Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.