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“Helping partners build GDPR practices is critical. I have prioritized this as a key accountability for the One Commercial Partner teams so customers can progress more quickly on their journey toward [General Data Protection Regulation] compliance with the best levels of partner support.”
— Gavriella Schuster,
Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner

GDPR enforcement has begun. It’s an important milestone for our partners, who are out front and center with customers supporting their digital transformation.

Today (May 25), Alym Rayani, Director of Microsoft 365, will highlight our commitment to GDPR in a webcast titled Safeguarding individual privacy rights with the Microsoft cloud. Register here.

Partner offerings around GDPR typically pivot into 4 different areas:

1. Advisory services. GDPR compliance requires more than technology implementation. Customers also need legal advice and help with changing internal processes.

For example, Microsoft partner EY believes GDPR is an integrated exercise set within each firm’s privacy risk management framework. Their holistic approach supports compliance of the most visible obligations of the GDPR, including records of processing activities and data subject rights fulfillment. EY also sees GDPR as an opportunity for companies to address challenges broader than compliance, specifically data governance and user experience of privacy.

Not all partners provide advisory services, but these services are in high demand from customers to meet compliance. If you have clients that need consulting or legal help, and that’s not your company’s specialty, we recommend using partners with this expertise; the list below is a good starting point.

2. Discovery and assessment services. Many partners use education and gap analysis to drive awareness about the GDPR, especially with non-European customers. Our GDPR Foundations Training is available and an ideal way to introduce the basics with a 45-minute or half-day session. Assessment tools such as the Microsoft GDPR Detailed Assessment (available in five languages) identify gaps and create a multi-year plan to improve customer compliance.

Oxford Computer Group gives customers a service that evaluates their data security and privacy posture against industry standards for security governance and management. Their service provides ongoing improvement and visibility of customers’ posture with continual assessment, surfacing remediation recommendations, and the option of implementation and support services.

“We’re listening. The Microsoft 365 engineering team is regularly in touch with partners to get feedback so we can continue to provide the capabilities customers and partners are looking for.”
— Rudra Mitra, Partner Director of Program Management, Office 365

 

3. Deployment and implementation services. As part of their GDPR compliance journey, customers often need help identifying where data resides. They need to find data, optimize processes, and implement the right solutions to meet regulatory requirements.

Deployment and implementation partners use technology and expertise to make it real for customers. To support these partners, we have the Data Discovery Toolkit.

Lighthouse’s legal and technology experts work together to get their customers GDPR compliant. In addition to offering advisory services, they help customers implement Microsoft technologies with a roadmap based on recommended services, technology, and support. They also drive customers to adopt new processes and technologies.

4. GDPR managed services. While today (May 25) marks the date that GDPR takes effect, ensuring ongoing compliance will require continuous attention and action. In response, many partners have added managed services for GDPR and use Microsoft Compliance Manager and capabilities such as data subject requests to help customers.

Three Netherlands partners, Audittrail, Mavim and Motion10, used their unique skill sets to create a joint GDPR offering under the name of “5.25”. They believe the only sustainable solution to GDPR is taking an all-inclusive approach. Audittrail assesses, manages, and controls internal customer processes, Mavin translates that into architecture, and Motion10 configures customer IT systems to meet GDPR objectives and offers a future-proof solution to help customers stay compliant.

“GDPR is the most significant privacy law enacted in a generation. Microsoft is fully committed to GDPR and to helping enable solutions for our customers and partners in their GDPR compliance journey.”
— Julie Brill, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

 

GDPR partner list

We’re always adding to our list of partners ready to help with GDPR compliance, and connecting partners without in-house compliance capabilities to those with complementary offerings. If you’d like to be included in this list, please contact your Partner Development Manager.

If you provide GDPR Advisory Services and want to partner with us, please drop us a line.

Natee Pretikul | Senior Partner Marketing Manager
Ankur Arora | Director, WW Partner Strategy: Security & Compliance

Microsoft Partners helping customers in their GDPR journey:

Australia

Experteq IT Services Pty Ltd

Meeco

Austria

ACP

atwork information technology

AXIANS

Crayon AS

FWI Information Technology GmbH

Insight 

Belgium

Altogee BVBA

CONXION BVBA

Devoteam NV/SA

E.S.C. BVBA

ECONOCOM

GFI

ITC Belgium

Ordina Belgium NV

RealDolmen

Spikes NV

Brazil

N1 SOFTWARE e SERVICOS DE INFORMATICA LTDA-ME

Bulgaria

Bulpros Consulting AD

Software Group

Stone Computers AD

Telelink Business Services

Canada

AVALERIS INC

BDO

KPMG

Croatia

Deautsche Telekom AG

Poslovna Inteligencija

S&T Hrvatska d.o.o.

SPAN d.o.o.

Cyprus

IBSCY Ltd

Czech Republic

Innovation One s.r.o.

K-NET TECHNICAL INTERNATIONAL GROUP 

Vodafone

CloudForce s.r.o.

Intelligent Studios s.r.o.

EY

Kentico

KPCS

KPMG

Mainstream Technologies; s.r.o.

PwC Czech Republic

Webcom a.s.

Denmark

2ndC

Atea

Cloudteams

Crayon AS

Delegate A/S

Ezenta A/S

Globeteam

inLogic

Innofactor Plc 

JDM A/S

Nnit A/S

Omada

Timengo ApS

Egypt

Blue Cloud Technologies

Link Development

Estonia

Nortal AS

Finland

Alphacom

Inmics Oy

Ineo Oy

Innofactor Plc

KPMG

m-files

Onrego Oy

Siili Solutions Oyj

Sulava Oy

TIETO CORPORATION

France

Accenture

Ai3

Avanade

Business & Decision

Capgemini

Crayon

Devoteam

EXAKIS

Mega International

NELITE FRANCE

NEOS SOFTWARE DEVELOPP INTEGRATION

NEURONES

NOVENCIA T.S.

PRODWARE SA

Perenne IT

Projetlys

Saagie

TRYADE

VNEXT

Germany

Accenture

Aluxo IT GmbH

ANK Business Services

Avanade

Bechtle Global

Brüll & Partner Computer Network Services GmbH

CANCOM GmbH

Concat AG

Cosmo Consult SSC AG

CRM Partners B.V.

DextraData GmbH

Dr. Netik & Partner GmbH

DXC.technology

Expertcircle GmbH

Eperi

EY

Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH

infoWAN Datenkommunikation GmbH

Insight

Intellecom GmbH

it@business GmbH & Co. KG

iTernity (Global)

IT-Haus GmbH

KPMG

MAC IT Solutions

Objektkultur Software GmbH

Orbit Gesellschaft für Applikations- und Informationssysteme

PHAT Consulting GmbH

pmOne Ag

SMEA IT 

SYCOR GmbH

TAROX AG 

TSO-DATA GMBH

NTeam Gessellschaft fur Sorwareentwi

Greece

EY

INTTRUST SA 

KPMG

OFFICE LINE SA

PRONET S.A. 

Space Hellas

Hungary

KingSol Kft

S&T AG

VirtDB Zrt.

India

Crayon AS

EY

Microland Limited

KPMG

PWC 

SoftwareONE AG

Ireland

HIBERNIA COMPUTER SERVICES

Israel

BDO Ziv Haft

Italy

4WARD

AGIC TECHNOLOGY

AQuest

Datago.it srl

Insight

Leo”s Computer srl 

MESA S.r.l.

netvisory srl

PIPELINE COURSEWARE & SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL

PROGE SOFTWARE

Progel S.p.A

PUNTOIT SERVIZI INFORMATICI SRL

Reply

RETI SPA

RUN Raising Unified Network AG

SoftJam S.p.A. 

SI NET SRL

Lebanon

Signature Consultancy

Luxembourg

ELGON SA

GLOBAL INFO (Digital Insights)

RGROUPE SARL

Malta

Smart Technologies Limited

Mauritius

Rogers Capital Tech Services

FRCI

Netherlands

Caase Services B.V.

Claranet Limited

Comparex 

Crayon AS

Datadogs

EY

ICT Spirit B.V.

Inergy Analytical Solutions B.V

Inovativ

Intercept B.V.

IT Support Groep B.V.

KPMG

KPN

Macaw

Netherlands
Motion10
Nováccent Group B.V.
OfficeGrip B.V.
OGD
Pink Elephant B.V.
Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP
QS solutions
Quinfox Automatisering B.V.
Rapid Circle B.V.
Successfully Managed Services NL B.V.
Synlogic
Valid
Winvision Holding B.V.
Wortell
Norway
Acando AB
Advania AS
Atea
Atea Global 
Crayon AS
EVRY ASA
Lumagate
Skill AS
 Pakistan
TAJMAC IT Solutions
 Poland
Atos Global
Billion
Comparex 
Vector Synergy SP
DXC.technology 
eSecure Sp. z o.o.
Gamfi
Huro
Integrity Partners
It-Dev
ITMAGINATION Sp. z o.o.
Piwik PRO Sp. z o.o.

PWC

Secuba
 Portugal
Armis – Sistemas de Informação; Lda
AXIANS Portugal

BI4ALL-Consultores de gestao

GFI Portugal – Tecnologias de Informação; S.A.
ÍNCENTEA SA
ITEN Solutions
KPMG
Puerto Rico
Maureen Data Systems
Romania
Avaelgo
Network One Distribution S.R.L.
Zitec 

Asseco See SRL

Russia
EY
Serbia
ComTrade System Integration
 Singapore
Crayon
Slovakia
Tech-Arrow
 Slovenia
Agitavit Solutions d.o.o.
Also
DISS d.o.o. 
S&T Slovenija d.d. 
SPAN d.o.o.

South Africa

Soarsoft International
Global Computing and Telecoms
Performanta 
 Spain
Accenture
Auraportal
Crayon AS
EUROFOR 
Gti; Software & Networking
Insight 
Necsia IT Consulting
ODM COMPUTERS SL
PRODWARE SA
ZERTIA TELECOMUNICACIONES

Technology Managed Services S.L.

 Sweden
Advania
Altitude 365
Atea Global 
Coligo AB
Combitech AB
Cygate Solna

Implema AB

WeSafe IT
Xperta AB
 Switzerland
BPA Solutions
Dinotronic AG
keyon AG
Novadia Sàrl

itnetXAG

 Turkey
Aeris Teknoloji Cozumleri Ltd. Sti.

ADEO

Este Bilişim A.Ş.
EY
KPMG
Makronet Bilgi Teknolojileri San. Tic. Ltd. Sti.
OMERD Business Solutions
United Arab Emirates
EY
United Kingdom
Core Technology Systems 
Accenture
AGILISYS LTD
Automated Intelligence
AXON-IT COM LTD 
Bytes Software Services
Calligo Limited
CGI Group UK
CHORUS IT 
CLOUD BUSINESS LTD
Cloud Direct

Cobweb Solutions

Cognism
Corporate Project Solutions Limited
Crayon AS
D4t4 Solutions Plc
Datalytyx Head Office
Fujitsu Services
Hitachi Consulting Corporation

Hitachi Solutions

Infinity Group
Ingram Micro
m-hance London
Minttulip Limited

MITREFINCH

New Signature
Obsequio
PowerONPlatforms
Pulsant Ltd 
RIVERBANK IT MANAGEMENT LTD
RSM UK Consulting LLP
SAN-iT LTD
Seelogic Ltd
SILVERSANDS LTD
TechQuarters

Telstra

Tisski Limited
TOTAL COMPUTER NETWORKS LTD 
Tricostar Software Ltd
ULTIMA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS LTD.
UTILIZE PLC
West Ip Communications Inc.
United States
Accenture
Adaquest; Inc.
Archive360 Inc
Ascent Solutions, LLC
AvePoint Inc
Blue Chip Consulting Group, LLC
Catapult
Cavirin

Centric Consulting, LLC

Crayon
Crowe Horwath LLP
Edgile; Inc. 
Egnyte
Ephesoft; Inc. 
EY (Global)
Forsyte IT Solutions; LLC. 
GAVS Technologies Pvt Ltd
Heimdall Data
HORIZONS CONSULTING INC
Intellinet
Interlink Cloud Advisors; Inc. 
Ipswitch Inc
KPMG (Global)

Larsen & Toubro

Magenium Solutions; LLC
Metalogix Software Corp
NATHCORP
Netrix; LLC 
Omada
Patriot Consulting Technology Group LLC. 

PWC

RHI
SADA Systems
Saviynt, Inc.

Sirius IQ

Slalom

Solix (US)

Swc Technology Partners Inc
Synergy Advisors LLC 
Synergy Technical
UnifyCloud
Workspot 

Yash Technologies

Strategic Products and Services

Harman Connected Services

X1 Discovery

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