2018 promises to be a busy year for compliance officers working in the utilities industry. With EU-wide legislation (GDPR) to localised changes (tariff price caps), there are plenty of legal factors to address. And as firms try to adjust to the new digitally-driven marketplace, compliance will play an increased role in ensuring trial initiatives remain within acceptable boundaries to prevent breaches.

Utilities Industry Compliance Trends to Watch in 2018

Posted by David Costello on 8 January 2018
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With the threat of enormous fines for losing personal data belonging to EU citizens, most businesses are rushing to strengthen their security provisions before GDPR go-live in 2018. Attracting significantly fewer headlines however, is the “Right to be Forgotten” aspect of the new regulations.

GDPR and the Right to be Forgotten

Posted by David Costello on 21 November 2017
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Although Europe already has some of the world’s most stringent data protection laws, those protections will be upgraded when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018. Although it is obvious who is responsible for maintaining security of data held in in-house systems (you are), the modern operating environment is much more complicated.

GDPR and SaaS – Who is responsible for what?

Posted by David Costello on 2 November 2017
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“Disruption” is another one of those words that has been misused so many time it no longer means anything – like “cloud”, “Big Data” and “solution”. But true disruption is a truly important factor in an effective digital transformation programme.

Lessons from Uber – What the Energy Industry can Learn on The Road to Digital Transformation

Posted by David Costello on 12 August 2016
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The business of the future is increasingly IT-driven; digital transformation typically relies on IT transformation first. And although IT operations are outside the compliance manager’s usual responsibilities, digital transformation affects every facet of the business – which raises all manner of compliancy issues.

How Compliance Managers Prepare IT For A Successful Digital Transformation

Posted by David Costello on 25 May 2016
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In recognition of an increasingly time-poor user base, new technologies are constantly being released that make deployment and configuration as simple as possible. The growth of Cloud services is perhaps the defining moment of this trend by making adoption of complex enterprise-grade systems relatively trivial.

Compliance Managers are THE Digital Transformation Stars

Posted by David Costello on 25 May 2016
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