Sayenko Kharenko is one of Ukraine’s largest law firms offering comprehensive legal support in all major economic sectors
Sayenko Kharenko provides legal services to over 1,200 clients from more than 60 countries around the globe. Their business domain obliges them to collect, process and store large amounts of information about their customers while adhering to the highest standards of data protection.
As General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was about to come into full force, our client needed to take immediate action to align their business operation to this highly restrictive piece of legislation. Sayenko Kharenko needed a trusted partner with strong expertise in both regulation and technology domains to lead them through GDPR adoption and help them ensure their accountability for data protection.
The ELEKS team conducted a process-based audit focusing on the risks, objectives and other significant aspects of our client’s data management. To reveal the gaps, our experts evaluated the entire thread of Sayenko Kharenko’s data processing activities against all applicable GPDR obligations. The team also assessed the effectiveness of security measures to protect personal data and identified the areas for potential security measures improvement.
We applied such audit methods as interviews, observations of activities, review of documentation and records, and technical tests to ensure that the security and organisational controls for cost optimisation, improved risk management and breach prevention were suitably designed and operated effectively.
As a result, ELEKS delivered two reports, Executive and Detailed, outlining the client’s GDPR readiness and providing them with a definitive corrective action plan to address gaps identified during the assessment. Overall, ELEKS helped Sayenko Kharenko achieve compliance in such necessary data protection domains as lawful and purposeful data processing, transparency and accuracy of processing activities, data protection and confidentiality.
Sayenko Kharenko was able to improve public confidence through transparency and accountability. They received an instrument to enhance their reputation and build better, trusted relations with their existing and potential customers.
We enabled our client to create an effective framework to demonstrate their GDPR compliance and reduce the risks related to storage, processing and transmission of personal data within the organisation.
Based on the Executive report, the Sayenko Kharenko team will be able to define their next steps towards future GDPR certification.
The breadth of knowledge and understanding that ELEKS has within its walls allows us to leverage that expertise to make superior deliverables for our customers. When you work with ELEKS, you are working with the top 1% of the aptitude and engineering excellence of the whole country.
Right from the start, we really liked ELEKS’ commitment and engagement. They came to us with their best people to try to understand our context, our business idea, and developed the first prototype with us. They were very professional and very customer oriented. I think, without ELEKS it probably would not have been possible to have such a successful product in such a short period of time.
ELEKS has been involved in the development of a number of our consumer-facing websites and mobile applications that allow our customers to easily track their shipments, get the information they need as well as stay in touch with us. We’ve appreciated the level of ELEKS’ expertise, responsiveness and attention to details.