Earlier this week, EY announced the seven technology companies that have been selected for the ‘Data Privacy Tech Startup Challenge’ that aims at finding technology solutions for companies to tackle data privacy issues. The seven companies will follow a six week programme after which one winner will be selected that will receive additional support from EY.
In September accounting and consulting firm EY, together with Pivotal Innovations and Level39, set up the ‘Data Privacy Tech Startup Challenge’. The aim of the challenge was to find technology concepts that will help companies tackle the data privacy issues arising from the upcoming the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the ‘Right to be Forgotten’.
Seven technology companies have been selected from the many that applied for the challenge. “We have been overwhelmed by the level of applications and the calibre of tech startups that have chosen to come forward and apply for this programme. Businesses have already told us they need access to more innovative expertise to help develop new technologies to respond to the changing regulatory landscape,” says Robert Walker, EY Advisory Sector Lead for Technology, Media & Telecommunication. The seven startups will follow an intense six-week innovation programme during which they receive access to EY clients and potential customers, mentoring and guidance, curriculum of workshops sessions, and access to EY’s wider business. After the six-week challenge one winner will be selected that will receive additional support from EY for its business.
An overview of the seven selected companies: