GDPR – using the App to manage your data collection

On the 25th May 2018 your business should be GDPR compliant, or at the very least demonstrate that you are taking significant steps to become compliant in accordance with the ICO 12-point plan.

Smartphones, social media and other new digital technologies have transformed the data collection process and with more types and greater volumes of data anticipated in coming years, enhanced security is a necessity.

If your firm hasn’t yet started preparing for GDPR, then kick-start the process by downloading this free guide to GDPR by MyFirmsApp here.

Over the last year, we been working closely with selected global law firms and advisors to find solutions to the GDPR challenges faced by our customers and are confident that having a custom branded App will help in the collection and verification of data, in gaining the necessary opt in permissions, in the sharing of privacy policies and also in the storage and management of data.

GDPR presents an opportunity to revise existing privacy policies and achieve better organisation, improve data management and strengthen defenses against data breaches and cyber risks.

Apps have become an increasingly critical channel for virtually all consumer businesses in all industries and mobile is undeniably now the first screen with each user spending nearly 1.5 months in Apps per year. Despite irrefutable evidence that Apps are here to stay; the question is still asked; ‘Will my client use an App?’ Our response is always ‘It’s your clients that are driving the demand for easier engagement through Apps.’

New advances in App-driven technology are being used to power day-to-day processes in accountancy practices and helping to solve compliance challenges.  MyFirmsApp has developed an front end process that enables your firm to collect the data (clients and prospects) in a compliant and lawful manner.

How your firm then choose to manage and use that data is of course up to you, and needs follow your own practices and policies in line with GDPR. If you are unsure about any aspect of this we strongly recommend you seek legal advice and council.