ConsentIQ eases SME privacy compliance with integrated GDPR & 'Cookie Law' consent management -- Simple 3 step SaaS solution handles complex notice and consent logging required by both GDPR and revised ePrivacy 'cookie' law
April 10, 2017 -- York, PA, USA -- Today, PrivacyCheq announced ConsentIQ, a new privacy compliance management service for small and medium sized enterprises. Based on PrivacyCheq's market-leading ConsentCheq SaaS technology platform, ConsentIQ provides an easily implemented privacy regulation compliance solution for any small business that captures private data and is therefore subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the pending ePrivacy regulation (sometimes known as the 'cookie' law).

Roy Smith, PrivacyCheq's CEO said, "Most of the 23 million enterprises within the European Union are small businesses that do not have the robust IT and compliance budgets that our big enterprise customers do. However, they usually have websites that use 'cookies' or capture some private information from customers, bringing them into the scope of the GDPR and ePrivacy regulations. We designed and built ConsentIQ specifically to serve these businesses that really had no other way to comply with the technical aspects of these new privacy regulations. ConsentIQ provides SMEs a world-class consent management solution that can be implemented easily and inexpensively."

With just three integration steps, ConsentIQ adds a polished multi-lingual privacy notice and consent experience to any website via the inclusion of a WordPress plugin or a small ConsentIQ-generated code snippet. Behind the scenes, all consent activity is logged and can be verified prior to marketing use via an API request. The annual ConsentIQ license includes unlimited privacy notices and API inquiries, a customizable "cookie'-style overlay, a reporting module for demonstrating compliance to regulators, and an admin dashboard. The base service includes up to 5 user touchpoints and up to 50,000 consent events per year.

Because both GDPR and ePrivacy require data controllers to provide data subjects with easily understood and accessible consent management, ConsentIQ uses the ConsentCheq common consent dashboard, which provides data subjects with a single-sign on for all GDPR-required activity (clear notice, consent management, explanation of privacy rights, SAR, RTBF, Breach notification) and easy login via Facebook, Google or Email ID.

Smith continued, "The easiest way for regulators to test for compliance and adoption of 'privacy by design' is to visit a company’'s website to verify proper notice and consent management. Also, the sooner SMEs start using GDPR methods to add users, the fewer they will have to discard in May 2018. ConsentIQ allows a small business to quickly bring its website into compliance and begin interacting with customers as dictated by GDPR and ePrivacy regulations, gradually filling their databases with GDPR-consenting customers in the remaining months before May 2018."

PrivacyCheq offers live demonstrations of ConsentIQ which can be scheduled here. More detailed information is available on the ConsentIQ website or through PrivacyCheq's sales offices in Silicon Valley, London and Amsterdam.