AIA is delighted to announce a new strategic partnership with industry leading General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) specialists, The Data Support Agency. The collaboration will provide AIA members with a cost effective, solutions driven approach for the implementation and maintenance of best practice around their own data compliance, which in turn will ensure their clients can be assured that their own data is being well maintained.

Announcing the partnership, Sharon Gorman, Director of Development at the AIA said: “We have no doubt that the GDPR compliance offering provided by The Data Support Agency will be a significant aid to many of our members. 

“As a regulated profession with codes of ethics AIA firmly back the ICO’s expectation that accountants adopt higher standards than the general public, so we are committed to providing our members with cost-effective solutions in order to achieve this goal.” 

The Data Support Agency is the UK’s leading GDPR agency providing industry leading GDPR related solutions for SME’s to large enterprises, offering a wide range of solutions for businesses looking to achieve, manage and maintain GDPR compliance. 

Nicola Hartland, CEO at The Data Support Agency, commented: “This is another apt strategic partnership for us. We are well aware of the excellent work of the AIA in helping to maintain the quality of a profession where diligence and rigour are watchwords, and we are delighted to be working with them”.

GDPR was introduced into the UK on May 25, 2018 in order to modernise and harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, which protect the personal information of individuals. All individuals, organisations and companies that are either controllers or processors of personal data are covered by the GDPR.