Calligo wins Highly Commended for Managed Service Solution of the Year

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Calligo wins Highly Commended for Managed Service Solution of the Year

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By Will Gardiner on 20 October 2021

We won Highly Commended for Managed Service Solution of the Year at IT Europa's European Excellence Awards

European IT & Software Awards. Calligo Highly Commended

Among over 700 entries, Calligo last night won the Highly Commended prize in the Managed Service Solution of the Year category of IT Europa’s European IT & Software Excellence Awards.


The judges were actively looking for “entries that show a real understanding of the customer’s requirements and the ability to deliver solutions to specification and time scale while meeting or exceeding agreed goals.”


Our Data Protection Officer as a Service was praised for its unique combination of technical, legal and infosecurity expertise, and the quality of its delivery to customers as a comprehensive and consumable managed service, as evidenced by our work with Planning Center, delivering Privacy by Design, and continuous GDPR adherence and protecton of millions of special category records.


The main difference in choosing Calligo was how they sit apart from most other privacy consultants. We had the impression – and this was born out in the delivery – that the service would not be limited to auditing our processes and leaving us to interpret them and determine next steps ourselves. Nor would they simply write our privacy policies and hand us certifications. It was clear it would instead be a thorough, honest, and practical engagement, and the start of a long-term collaborative relationship.

Daniel Murphy, Product Manager, Planning Center



“Winning this prize validates our entire approach to data privacy, and the wider objective of total data safety. Delivering combined technical, legal and infosecurity support on a continuous basis is crucial to ensuring that data is constantly protected, as are the rights of data subjects. Short term, ‘point in time’ audits cannot offer any guarantee that the ongoing use of data will be responsible, safe and adhere to all obligations. Continuous oversight and support however can give this assurance. We therefore proudly see this award win as a direct endorsement of the value of delivering data privacy protection as a managed service.”

Julian Box, Founder & CEO, Calligo


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