Irish Firm, McCann FitzGerald, Taps Neota Logic for GDPR Application

Leading Irish law firm, McCann FitzGerald, has today launched a GDPR analysis tool that leverages Neota Logic’s ‘Intelligent Reasoning’ technology.

The GDPR app, called ‘GDPR Gap Analysis’, will, says the firm, ‘enable organisations to quickly assess their own level of GDPR compliance and identify areas of major risk where they need to focus their compliance efforts’.

A graphic from the app, showing areas of GDPR analysis.

The firm said the system works as follows: ‘Based on user inputs and with the benefit of Neota Logic’s AI-driven platform, an auto-generated report is produced providing an overall GDPR compliance score, with a breakdown of the areas of major risk. It then delivers high-level recommendations on which areas require the greatest attention to be compliant in time for the 25 May 2018 deadline and, importantly, to assess compliance levels after the GDPR becomes applicable.’

Barry Devereux, Managing Partner of McCann FitzGerald, said: ‘This is a truly exciting offering and one that is a testament to the tremendous work that the highly-skilled McCann FitzGerald team is doing and the significant investment we are making to offer technology-based, innovative and cost-effective solutions for our clients.’

While Adam Finlay, Partner Technology and Innovation, added: ‘We’re just four months away from the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and there still is a lot of work to be done by organisations to prepare for its implementation. While there is an urgent need to review current data protection practices and consider what changes and updates are required, it’s not too late and this new GDPR Gap Analysis app allows users to make a good start or review progress on their GDPR compliance journey”.

The move follows a September 2017 agreement with Neota Logic to assist McCann FitzGerald’s clients in reducing the time and cost of legal work. The new GDPR app is the first in a series of digital services that will be launched by the firm as a result of the collaboration.

In terms of pricing the firm added that there will be a tiered pricing model for single-use, multiple use or unlimited use, within an agreed time period.