OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS
Telecom Experts is a consulting company providing, inter alia, telecommunications regulatory advice as well as compliance services with the European data protection and cyber-security legislation. More specifically, we offer public entities and private bodies high quality advice on data governance and processing policies, data transfer, accountability, privacy impact assessments, security audits and policy reviews. We also conduct surveys and draw up strategy documents on data monitoring with the national and European Supervisory, Privacy and Telecommunications Regulatory Authorities.
Our role mainly consists in helping public bodies, organizations and private firms in the telecommunications, banking, accounting, insurance, energy and retail sectors to adjust their business practices and data processing activities with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) of 27 April 2016. We also provide services related to the EU Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive 2016/1148 of 16 July 2016 on the security of network and information systems across the Union.
As a communications attorney, university professor, former national (EETT President) and European telecoms regulator and policy maker (BEREC Chair), Leonidas has been involved in the EU privacy rule-making process as legal expert (LAB Member) for the creation of the repealed Privacy Directive. He has a rich track record in the implementation of such rules in discrete business environments. He has also extensively dealt with personal data breaches and related complaints in the telecommunications industry.
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European Cybersecurity Legislation
The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) of 27 April 2016, with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC. This Regulation automatically enters into application on 25 May 2018 after a two-year transition period. It intends to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the EU while addressing export of personal data outside the Union.
The EU Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive 2016/1148 of 16 July 2016 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union. This Directive enters into force, via national implementing measures, enters into force on 9 May 2018.
In this context, CEOs need to respond to some basic questions about their companies’ compliance with the new rules :
Does the GDPR or the NIS Directive, or both, apply to our company?
Which are our obligations for mandatory security breach notifications, incident handling and business continuity?
Who in the business is accountable for these legislative requirements?
What is the roadmap and the action plan for our company to reach and demonstrable compliance?
What standards, metrics and procedures can we use to validate compliance to the Supervisory Authorities?
How to defend ourselves in post-breach investigations about security incidents and data leakage?
In order to avoid risk of severe sanctions up to 4% of global annual turnover or €20 million, all organizations seated or doing business with the European Union need to ensure compliance by May 2018.
COMPLIANCE WITH EU CYBERSECURITY RULES
Training & Seminars
Outsourced DPO Services
We guide data controllers and data processors, perfom data mapping, define accountability requirements and create roadmap to GDPR compliance
We review privacy policies, show you how to protect user rights, check your data processing tools and prepare your company for cloud migration and regulatory controls
We increase your GDPR readiness,
conduct privacy impact analyses,
risk assessment, apply methods to improve privacy and security as per international standards
OUTSOURCED DPO SERVICES
We provide your organization outsourced and tailor made Data Protection Officer services
TRAINING & SEMINARS
We train your staff, create awareness, educate your privacy professionals, suggest certification schemes and assist you to implement Privacy-Enhancing Technologies