A-LIGN Introduces Privacy Assessment Offerings to Respond to the Growing Concern for Data Privacy

As the data privacy landscape evolves, A-LIGN is committed to providing solutions that assist organizations in safeguarding their client’s data. A-LIGN now offers privacy assessment and compliance services that assist organizations in adhering to the following standards:

  • EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule

“Privacy is a consideration in several of the security and audit assessments that A-LIGN conducts, but offering an entire suite of privacy services helps solidify our ability to be on the forefront of the movement to improve consumer privacy,” said A-LIGN Partner, Gene Geiger.

“We have assisted organizations in meeting their compliance requirements by offering both readiness assessments and validation services. Meeting these privacy requirements can help organizations set themselves apart by providing end-users with peace of mind that their information will be managed appropriately by organizations.”

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Effective August 1, 2016, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed to provide companies in the United States (U.S.) and the European Union (EU) a mechanism to transfer personal data while adhering to the data protection requirements set within the EU.

A-LIGN can help businesses looking to meet the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification requirements by providing both gap assessment and validation services.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of legislation that enacts strong consumer protection laws, with noncompliance resulting in steep fines. This law affects any organization that processes or handles the information of EU citizens. The deadline for organizations to comply with GDPR is May 25, 2018.

A-LIGN offers both gap assessment and validation services to assist organizations looking to comply with the GDPR requirements.

HIPAA Privacy Rule

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) defines the policies, procedures, and processes that are required for companies that store, process or handle protected health information (PHI) in any medium, including electronically managed information, paper records, or oral communication. The goal of the HIPAA Privacy Rule is to ensure that PHI is safeguarded through the policies and procedures in place in your organization.

A-LIGN provides both gap assessment and validation services to assist organizations in adhering to the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

A-LIGN Can Help

“Data privacy is becoming a growing concern for end-users, and thus a push has been made for organizations to implement policies and procedures to ensure that data privacy is being protected,” said Petar Besalev, Director of Security Services at A-LIGN. “A-LIGN can help organizations learn more about the importance of privacy, secure information appropriately, and implement the appropriate policies and procedures to ensure that end-users are confident that their data is secured. At the end of the day, our goal is to help organizations build stronger relationships with their clients by offering them that sense of security.”

If you would like to learn more about our data privacy services that we can offer your organization, please contact us at [email protected] or 1-888-702-5446.