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BDO announce exciting new partnership with Sytorus

24 July 2020

BDO Consulting are delighted to announce a new partnership with Sytorus, a market leader in data protection and privacy management software and solutions.

Sytorus helps businesses and organisations streamline privacy compliance for regulations including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) with an unrivalled combination of technology, expertise and experience.

Founded in 2013, Sytorus operates globally in EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific from their headquarters in Dublin. Sytorus provide solutions to SME’s and Enterprise companies that go beyond demonstrating compliance for key stakeholders and regulators to delivering real business value, preventing data breaches, addressing regulatory risks and enhancing reputational management.

BDO Consulting is a team of specialist management and technology consultants with experience advising ambitious Irish businesses helping them grow in domestic and international markets. We pride ourselves on adopting a very different approach to the typical consulting firm. We are innovators, and we are always pushing the boundaries to deliver exceptional client service. As well as data protection services we offer Strategy and Specialised Consulting, People Consulting, Technical Consulting for the Modern Workplace, Risk and Advisory services, and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) Consulting.

The partnership allows both organisations to help companies manage their data protection programmes using PrivacyEngine™, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) privacy management platform powered by Sytorus and built by technologists and data protection subject matter experts. The platform provides a complete solution for managing all aspects of data protection programs, including privacy compliance, staff management and vendor management.

Speaking about the partnership, Aidan McHugh, Partner, BDO said:

“We are continually striving to help organisations and our clients to solve issues that may arise in an efficient and effective manner. Working with Sytorus and their PrivacyEngine™ will greatly help companies when it comes to their data protection requirements, as it provides companies with a centralised technology platform which enables companies to save time and money. The platform will remove the cumbersome need to input data into various spreadsheets, as data will be stored centrally. Many companies are already compliant but for those who are not, I believe that BDO, in conjunction with Sytorus, is perfectly placed to assist companies manage all aspects of data protection programs.”

Speaking about the partnership, Dr. John Ghent, Co- Founder and CEO, Sytorus said: 

We are delighted to partner with BDO to help companies with their privacy programmes. Sytorus provides a globally leading solution for Privacy Management through our platform PrivacyEngine™ and BDO offer best in class consultancy and services to their clients and we are a natural fit together that combined allows us to help more companies manage privacy in an effective and efficient way.  More privacy legislation was passed in 2018** than in the previous century and companies are struggling to understand the nuances and complexities of privacy management, Sytorus with BDO can help reduce this complexity into simple but effective solutions to these challenges.”

**More than 60 jurisdictions around the world have enacted or proposed postmodern privacy and data protection laws, following the introduction of the GDPR in 2018 and by 2023, 65% of the world’s population will have its personal information covered under modern privacy regulations, up from 10% today.      

**Gartner Predicts for Future of Privacy 2020, January 20th, 2020