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Gallowglass sees surge in demand for app following GDPR

High demand for app that helps event organisers booking event crews with GDPR-required data processing
05/06/2018

Pictured: since GDPR legislation came into force last month the company has seen an increase in new user sign-ups of more than 20 per day.

Events services group Gallowglass has seen a surge in demand for an app that helps event organisers booking event crews with GDPR-required data processing.

Since GDPR legislation came into force last month the company has seen an increase in new user sign-ups of more than 20 per day.

The app was launched in 2017, with the initial aim of enhancing efficiency and improving communication between clients and crews.  But in recent months it has been adapted to become a key part of the company’s GDPR compliance preparations. 

Gallowglass head of IT Darren Thorley said: “We’re routinely asked by clients for varying amounts of information about the individuals who will be working on their sites. And, with a workforce of over 600, we store a lot of personally-identifiable data. Among several other benefits, the app provides a means of managing name requests quickly, simply and securely.”

Since GDPR came into force, record numbers of companies have registered to use the Gallowglass app, as it is providing clients with a faster and more efficient alternative to the way they’ve had to request crew names and contact numbers in the past.

“We knew that to be GDPR-compliant we would have to store and transmit information in a secure manner, and to record who we had shared that information with, especially as we are routinely part of a communication chain extending to other companies”, added Thorley.

“So, we’re now working on incorporating a data request form into the app, so that information will be able to be securely stored and logged, before being transmitted. This will streamline the whole process.”


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