International Compliance

Complying with data security and privacy regulations in a single country or industry can be a daunting task. In the U.S. alone, nearly every state has its own information privacy law on the books. Trying to navigate the disparate collection of compliance regimes in the global economy presents an even greater set of challenges with 89 countries around the globe having enacted data privacy laws as of 2012. As the info security threat landscape continues to evolve, so does the compliance landscape.

Q: What does this mean for me?
A: As your risk of a data breach has increased, so has the potential cost of fines and penalties for non-compliance in the places you do business.

The challenge of global compliance has gotten more complicated and if your organization does business in multiple jurisdictions, you need to be sure that your security program is in sync with your compliance requirements. That way you can keep your compliance and security policies and procedures up to date as the laws and regulations change. 4A Security helps you navigate the complexities of the global security and privacy landscape and alerts you to those changes that will impact your business and provide specific information on what you need to do to stay compliant.


Your Compliance Requirements Have Never Been More Complex, Or More Urgent.

In Europe, multiple provisions of the EC Treaty have governed the protection of privacy and the free movement of personal data, particularly the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), the e-Privacy Directive (2002/58/EC), and Article 286 EC Treaty, which led to the creation of the European Protection Supervisor.

The European Parliament has been debating a proposed new legal framework for the protection of personal data in the EU, the “General Data Protection Regulation,” with approval scheduled for 2014 and implementation by 2016. It covers all companies responsible for the processing of data about EU residents, and the penalties can range up to 1 million Euros or 2% of a company’s annual global sales revenues. Earlier this year, new regulations went into effect, requiring mandatory disclosures to national authorities within 24 hours of detection of a breach, if there has been any theft, loss, or unauthorized access of customer data.

Manage Your Compliance Investment Wisely

Maintaining compliance in the jurisdictions you do business in, and securing your customers’ data is of paramount importance. Nonetheless, it does not make sense to spend more on compliance and security than you have to. That’s why 4A Security views all compliance programs through the lens of Risk Management, employing a risk-based methodology to design a turnkey solution that meets your particular compliance and security requirements and fits your organization’s size, budget and resources. Our approach is thorough, yet cost-effective.

Your People Already Have Full-time Jobs. Achieving Compliance Shouldn’t Take All Their Time.

Especially in today’s environment, we are careful to minimize the impact of any compliance project on your staff. We work with your key resources to set the agenda, establish priorities and make critical decisions. Using our automated governance, risk and compliance tools along with our security and compliance management infrastructure, we minimize the time your staff need to spend completing the project. We deliver tangible results quickly and we minimize the drain on your critical resources as much as possible.

We Stay On Top of the Details So You Don’t Have To

Compliance requirements are frequently in flux, as the recent and upcoming changes to the EU legal framework demonstrate. Our experts stay on top of all the regulations, across countries and continents, allowing you to focus on your business, clients, and customers, and your bottom line.

Give us a call to learn more about how 4A Security can help you quickly achieve compliance in the jurisdictions you do business. Get started with a free Compliance Risk Assessment Consultation. Phone 484 858 0427


Need help achieving security and privacy compliance across the globe?

For more information on our Compliance Offerings, please contact us here and one of our Compliance Specialists will be happy to answer any questions you may have.