RAVN launches GDPR Robot

Compliance with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is top of most 2017 legal agendas and RAVN Systems last night (9 March) unveiled an astutely timed GDPR Robot powered by its Applied Cognitive Engine (RAVN ACE).
The GDPR Robot allows users to quickly search, retrieve, flag, classify and report on data considered to be sensitive and personal under GDPR. Users have the ability to identify personal data from documents, view feeds on the latest personal data that requires attention and provide reports on the data suggested to be deleted or secured.
RAVN’s GDPR Robot is also able to expedite requests for information (Data Subject Access Requests – “DSAR”), removing the need for a manual, labour intensive approach.
Organisations are currently having to ensure that they have internal data protection policies and procedures in place, in preparation for GDPR’s onerous obligations on data controllers and processors, greater fines, and enhanced rights for individuals.
As the GDPR Robot was formally unveiled at RAVN’s annual office party last night, European operations director Sebastiaan Bos, who joined in 2016 from HighQ, also gave a demonstration of RAVN Extract – a self-service, simpler version of RAVN ACE that enables law firms to identify, analyse and extract text themselves.
It is envisaged that RAVN Extract will enable firms to further analyse contracts and agreements to ensure privacy policy clauses and other relevant obligations meet the new regulatory standards under GDPR.
Peter Wallqvist, co-founder and chief strategy officer at RAVN said: “GDPR compliance is of universal importance as it will apply to any organisation that control and process data concerning EU citizens. Using RAVN’s unique ACE technology, the GDPR Robot has the ability to deal with several aspects of the GDPR obligations in one platform: Auditing large volumes of structured and unstructured data, dealing with DSARs very efficiently, and finally to help review contractual obligations that are affected by the new regulations.”