Three C5 Alliance team members have gained EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation and Practitioner certifications, ensuring that the business continues its commitment to providing supportive technology solutions aligned with local regulatory requirements. This comes ahead of May’s GDPR introduction and Jersey’s associated Data Protection Law.
Andrew Gowlett, Mark McLachlan, and Phil Heath, undertook comprehensive training courses to gain practical skills and understanding of the methods that will help C5 meet the new requirements for data under GDPR. To become certified practitioners, they also had to demonstrate their knowledge by passing an exam.
Andrew Gowlett has over 20 years’ experience designing, implementing, and supporting IT services for small and large businesses. As a Trusted Technical Advisor, he is responsible for both C5’s and client systems. The new certification reinforces his information security knowledge, allowing him to continue to provide confidentiality, integrity and availability of data in line with the new regulations.
As Service Delivery Manager, Mark McLachlan’s role focuses on aligning clients’ changing needs with the implementation of IT services. His new certification complements his existing Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) skillset, as both are policy and process-driven with regards to IT governance. Mark will utilise these skills in the design and transition of new IT services and processes based around the company’s ISO 20000-1 (Information Technology Service Management) accreditation.
Phil Heath is C5’s Business Continuity (BC) Associate. He assesses the needs of clients to establish their individual requirements and create bespoke BC plans. His working knowledge of the new EU GDPR regulation will help him to advise and assist C5 clients, whilst also further developing the company’s internal approach to auditing, in line with the company’s ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System) status.
Antony Allen, Managing Director of C5 Alliance IT Services Jersey, commented:
“As the Channel Islands’ largest provider of IT solutions, we believe in investing in the education of our team members. This enables us to provide the best, most up-to-date services and further instil client confidence. GDPR is the most significant change to data protection law in 20 years. It is therefore integral for us to have working knowledge of the new legislation to make sure our business and clients’ businesses are prepared. There is a misconception that GDPR legislation will only affect IT departments, however, it will impact all industries that utilise data. If you are unsure how GDPR will impact your business and need some advice, I encourage you to get in touch with our experts.”