Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD, visited Spearline HQ in Skibbereen today, Friday 11 May on the official launch of their new GDPR operational compliance software solution ‘Spearline Data Protection’. This software was developed in West Cork by a fleet of legal, product and software experts recruited by Spearline’s data protection software company ‘Spearline Risk & Compliance.’
Speaking in advance, Minister Breen said: “I would like to congratulate Spearline on the launch of their new GDPR software solution. It is always heartening to see an Irish company at the forefront of technological developments, particularly at regional level. This is a key time in the development of data protection protections and as Minister for Data Protection, I am very conscious of the desire among organisations of all types to be GDPR compliant. I hope Spearline’s new product can help them to be confident of the data protection measures they have in place.”
Spearline, the world’s largest phone number testing software provider, was established in 2003 and has a global presence in 60 countries, working with some of the world’s most influential businesses. The inception of Spearline Risk and Compliance came about in response to the growing demand for data protection software solutions, this development has Spearline on track to grow staff numbers to 100 by the end of 2018. Spearline was awarded Cork Company of the Year 2018 at the annual Cork Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.
Ciara Lucy, the Managing Director of Spearline Risk & Compliance says “We are very proud to have the Minister for Data Protection present for the launch of our first product. This new piece of EU legislation has been written to prioritise the rights of each EU citizen and the use of their data. Our software solution Spearline Data Protection has been created for organisations to uphold their GDPR compliance responsibilities in a straightforward way. It is a pivotal time in the world of data protection and we are delighted to be in the thick of it.”
Spearline Data Protection provides a master dashboard offering an overview of your entire organisation’s data protection status at a glance. This allows visibility of your key performance indicators, giving a comprehensive and continuous risk management focus. The modules cater to data mapping, policies and procedures, data subject access requests, data protection impact assessments, incident escalation, breach reporting, risk, vendor and consent management.