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With Global Alliance joins PrivacyRules to offer crisis communications expertise across 12 markets

The With Global Alliance – an international network of expert technology PR agencies of which Ideosphere is a founding member – is joining the collective of experts working with PrivacyRules. PrivacyRules is the world’s leading professional alliance on multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional privacy matters. Through its network of leading law firms, cybersecurity and data services firms and communications experts, PrivacyRules gives its clients access to a one-stop shop solution to manage privacy and data protection issues from compliance to cybersecurity to data breaches.

The With Global Alliance members, as exclusive communications partners in their respective home markets, will provide crisis communications preparedness and management to businesses at risk of, or directly experiencing, a data crisis. All members have deep experience working with companies managing large volumes of data from across a wide range of sectors from financial services and telcos to health businesses and adtech companies. They also have some of the most experienced tech crisis management teams available.

“As the first truly specialised privacy and data protection alliance of its kind, providing 24/365 assistance throughout a multitude of jurisdictions, we understand the key role of communications experts in data and privacy issues as well as crisis communications” says PrivacyRules CEO and Co-founder, Andrea Chmieliński Bigazzi. “The With Global Alliance team members across the globe are uniquely positioned to help our clients as they have a clear view of the potential global impact a data crisis can have while having a deep understanding of the local challenges and best practice in crisis management in their respective market.”

“In an era where data and privacy issues are increasingly frequent occurrences – often making the headlines – PrivacyRules’ proposition is incredibly timely. As an Alliance ourselves, we understand the value of delivering a seamless experience to clients, especially when the urgency of delivering strategic and effective solutions is heightened by a crisis.” said Debbie Zaman, Global President of the With Global Alliance. “The With Global Alliance is continuously expanding and currently has 12 members, covering markets from the US to Singapore via Colombia, the UK and India  who are ready to support PrivacyRules’ clients.”

Key elements of the PrivacyRules alliance include:

  • Global Data Breach Prevention & Response Mechanism: A single process to swiftly activate world-class experts in a plurality of countries and with a great variety of cybersecurity and data-related experts.
  • Multi-Disciplinary Leaders: The alliance is unique in its structure, made up of highly specialized law firms, tech companies, and data-related service providers who can assist businesses and individual clients in addressing any privacy-related matter.
  • Data Protection One-Stop: A rapid, efficient, and globally integrated advice and services to international businesses on compliance issues, cybersecurity prevention and response, and data breaches in a cross-border context.

Data security, or the lack of it, is one of the emerging reputation crises that a company can face. Breaches in their systems, hacks or even a hint of a bug or a glitch can send stocks into a downward spiral or force investors into exiting the company. As India moves swiftly on the path of digitization, lack of information security policies, tools which are important to consider for monitoring the activity and preventing loss, and low to minimal training and awareness about data security amongst the employees could be major hurdles. At Ideosphere, we have always maintained a close eye on our customer partner’s reputation aligned to parameters such as sustainability and social responsibility, employee lifetime management policies, product quality, leadership statements, and more. Data security is an addition to the established risk parameters. With this alliance, Ideosphere will also learn and prepare to better advise our customer partners and effectively deliver on new-age digital communication tools such as metaverse.