“The EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) law which is set to go into effect on May 25th, 2018 has been one of our top corporate priorities since late last year”, states Stephen MacDonald, President & CEO. “There are significant legal responsibilities for our university clients as they are collecting, storing and processing student data… and our CRM platform is a vital step in this process. We have taken this matter very seriously and have been working for months to ensure we meet the compliance standards in advance of the deadline. I am very pleased that our team, together with our valued UK & EU clients and partners have helped us to become a leader in GDPR compliance for the higher education sector.”
Our advanced GDPR capabilities allow our clients to meet all compliance standards for GDPR and ensures data privacy is effectively managed. We provide a Privacy Preference Centre where users can self-manage their communication types and channels. The privacy statements they agree to are stored within the CRM, and the user can be notified when there are updates where they may object, or where consent is re-required.
In addition, we are adding powerful new features to provide our clients control over archiving, anonymisation, and erasing. According to the ICO, “the GDPR includes provisions that promote accountability and governance.” As such, Azorus has developed a comprehensive set of policies and processes that are now legally required to meet the GDPR governance laws.