Corporate travel specialist CTI has announced it is ready for the introduction of more stringent data protection rules in Europe.
The firm has achieved GDPR ready certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) ahead of the introduction of the new regulations on May 25.
The company said it has achieved both the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certification Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E).
CIPM is the world’s first and only certification in privacy program management.
CIPP/E encompasses pan-European and national data protection laws, key privacy terminology and practical concepts concerning the protection of personal data and trans-border data flows.
Melanie Quinn, CTI commercial director, said: “CTI is leading the way when it comes to protecting client data.
“Samantha May heads up our GPDR-Readiness Programme which ensures our business processes are compliant with the core principles of EU data protection regulations.
“This is a massive project encompassing every department, our clients and our third-party suppliers to ensure compliance not only on May 25, but on an ongoing basis.
“It’s a huge achievement and goes hand in hand with our ISO and PCI accreditations, making us truly gold standard.”
GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to reshape the way organisations approach data privacy.
It imposes greater requirements and liabilities on every organisation which handles personal data of EU citizens. The UK will have to remain compliant even after Brexit.