Fast Facts


Customer Name

Queue Associates

Size

SME

Industry

  • Consulting and IT Services

Region

  • Global

Key Regulations

  • GDPR

Products

  • Data Mapping Automation
  • Privacy Rights Automation
  • OneTrust DataGuidance
  • Privacy Training
  • Privacy Incident Management
  • Policy and Notice Management
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OneTrust and The Data Privacy Group Deliver Returns on Queue Associates’ Privacy Investment


The introduction of the GDPR kickstarted a wave of new privacy regulations and privacy program updates around the world. Queue Associates, one of the world’s largest Microsoft Dynamics GOLD Certified Partners, was no exception, and with the support of The Data Privacy Group and OneTrust they invested in building a stronger, more future-proof privacy program. 

Queue Associates is a full-service consulting firm, focused on providing Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP & CRM, cloud and other related solutions to organizations, providing a full range of services including pre-implementation consulting, installation, customization and ongoing technical support to their clients. Supporting a wide range of customers, Queue Associates support both domestic and international organizations in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, and Germany. 

Queue Associates’ global presence meant that they needed to comply with a growing number of privacy regulations, and wanted to empower their employees to take ownership and responsibility of privacy processes. 

 

Bring in the Privacy Experts

Queue Associates are firm believers that every technology business should provide strong privacy protection for their users & clients, Jeffrey Goldstein, Managing Director at Queue Associates highlights, “it’s the right thing to do, it’s required by laws and regulations, and it’s good for your business.” 

With the changing compliance landscape, and the threat of fines for non-compliance, Queue Associates found themselves needing to comply with a growing number of privacy regulations around the world, this prompted them to reach out to The Data Privacy Group. Setting out clear goals for regulatory compliance, and upholding their commitment to handling personal data safely and appropriately, Queue Associates leveraged external expertise to get their privacy program in order. 

It’s the right thing to do, it’s required by laws and regulations, and it’s good for your business.

Jeffrey Goldstein
Managing Director

Beginning with an initial audit of the Queue Associates websites and other technology, The Data Privacy Group highlighted the work that needed to be performed to meet compliance requirements across the business. 

“We were shocked to learn the extent to which we were out of compliance, despite not having neglected privacy or security. But now we knew what we had to do to meet compliance requirements across our global operations,” said Jeffrey. 

Through recommendations from within Queue Associates and from The Data Privacy Group, OneTrust was the only software that was considered for the task at hand. Choosing a comprehensive suite of OneTrust modules, including Assessment Automation, Data Mapping, Data Subject Access Requests, DataGuidance, Awareness Training, Incident Management, Policy and Notice Management, the goal was to implement a privacy platform that could scale and grow as the need arose. 

Empowerment Starts with Education: Building a Solid Framework

The Data Privacy Group’s extensive experience with OneTrust’s tools meant they were able to set up Queue Associates’ full suite of modules with ease leveraging templates and processes they had created during previous implementations. This swift implementation process meant Queue Associates could dive straight in to achieving their goals, starting with education across the organization. 

This is money well spent. It makes us compliant; it makes us competitive, and it provides peace of mind.

Jeffrey Goldstein
Managing Director

With the technical implementation supported by The Data Privacy Group and OneTrust’s expertise, Queue Associates were quickly able to roll out a customized training program using the Awareness Training tool. Being able to roll out a combination of general awareness modules and specialty awareness modules meant that Queue Associates employees received the privacy training that they needed in their role. 

By building a solid foundation of understanding and privacy and related processes, employees felt more confident in engaging with privacy on an everyday basis, whether that’s filling out assessments with the appropriate information, or considering the privacy impact of project from the outset. 

Investing in Privacy and Compliance

An early priority for the Queue Associates team was to get their cookie banners, consent, and management in order and compliant given that cookies are so public facing and a big focus of regulators. Given the global reach of their websites they trialled a few different iterations with the support of their Website Development team, OneTrust’s customizable tool, and The Data Privacy Group’s expertise. “With no fines issued in the past year we consider the program to have a 100% success rate,” said Jeffrey. 

As part of their comprehensive program development, the Queue Associates team also obtained their ISO 27001 certificate, demonstrating they meet the international standards on information security. Queue Associates recognise that to deliver a privacy program that stakeholders can trust, you need to invest in the right tools and certifications. 

All told, for software licensing, services, and training, Queue Associates spent about $50,000 worldwide for the first year with The Data Privacy Group to reach their compliance goals. “This is money well spent. It makes us compliant; it makes us competitive, and it provides peace of mind,” said Jeffrey. 

With no fines issued in the past year we consider the program to have a 100% success rate.

Jeffrey Goldstein
Managing Director

As part of their comprehensive program development, the Queue Associates team also obtained their ISO 27001 certificate, demonstrating they meet the international standards on information security. Queue Associates recognise that to deliver a privacy program that stakeholders can trust, you need to invest in the right tools and certifications. 

All told, for software licensing, services, and training, Queue Associates spent about $50,000 worldwide for the first year with The Data Privacy Group to reach their compliance goals. “This is money well spent. It makes us compliant; it makes us competitive, and it provides peace of mind,” said Jeffrey. 

By investing in a comprehensive program overhaul, Queue Associates have not only met their goals for GDPR compliance, but also feel like they are in a strong position as they continue to roll out updates across their privacy program. Having a centralized dashboard helps their team manage privacy processes like assessments and data mapping, and will help to streamline their DSAR process, improving response times and accuracy. 

A Customer-Centric Approach Builds Trust

With the COVID-19 pandemic triggering mass remote working, businesses took a harder look at the security and privacy of their technology. Queue Associates found that their customers increasingly asked us about their privacy and security, and required Queue to produce privacy notices. Thanks to being proactive with the help of The Data Privacy Group and OneTrust’s tools, Queue Associates are able to demonstrate their compliance and show that they operate with their customers’ needs at the heart of their operations 

“I encourage every organization to stay ahead of the curve on privacy and security. You’ll not only protect your business, but also build trust and enhance your reputation with your clients,” said Jeffrey. 

 

About The Data Privacy Group

The Data Privacy Group is a team of world-leading subject-matter experts. We untangle global privacy law to balance how you remain compliant and ensure you can run your business safely. You get on with your “business as usual” while we manage the continuous challenge of data privacy compliance.

As a OneTrust partner, we have enabled global FTSE and Fortune companies to untangle privacy regulations and manage their ongoing risks with transparency and trust.

We operationalise your privacy program so that you can be confident of continuous industry-leading best practice.

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