Information Integrity Solutions (IIS) is a global consultancy providing services in data protection and information privacy to public, private and non-government organisations. It is the largest privacy consultancy company in the Asia Pacific region and is a company of the TCG Group of Companies. Malcolm Crompton AM, Australia's Privacy Commissioner between 1999 and 2004, and Peter Fritz AM established the company in 2004.
IIS has a world-class reputation based on its team's combined experience of over 60 years of privacy regulatory, policy, management and consulting experience. Malcolm Crompton’s valuable contribution to privacy was recognised when IAPP awarded him the 2012 Privacy Leadership Award in Washington DC and when he was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours.
IIS clients are based in the USA, Europe and the Asia Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. IIS maintains close contacts with Australian and International privacy regulators and practitioners. Malcolm Crompton founded the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Australia and New Zealand. IIS is also involved in high-level policy forums such as the APEC data privacy subgroup and European research programs.
Many privacy issues today are about more than compliance with privacy legislation. They extend to the ethics of how personal information is used and disclosed. Citizens and customers are expecting a higher level of accountability from business and government use of their data. IIS differentiates itself from its competitors in that it is not only well placed to deal with what is required to meet minimum compliance, it also understands the nature of higher citizen and customer expectations.
IIS is pleased to announce we will merge with Cyber Risk Advisors (CRA), based in Melbourne, effective 1 January 2018 and will continue to trade under the IIS brand.
This merger further strengthens IIS as the largest provider of privacy consulting services in Asia Pacific and its global reputation for the quality of its insights and advice by adding cyber security governance, management, transformation, and data protection services. It will also signal a new phase in IIS’ growth by establishing a full-time presence in Melbourne as well as complementary industry competencies.
These increased capabilities will help IIS clients to further understand and define the desired privacy and security outcomes, with respect to regulatory, industry, and company policy compliance and to protect what matters most in terms of loss of value, regulatory sanctions, or brand and reputation. In addition, CRA clients will be able to access the full capabilities of IIS’ privacy expertise.
The merger is very timely, with the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme established by the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 coming into effect in Australia on 22 February 2018.
As with all important strategic business decisions, we will continue to work closely with clients, staff, and business partners to make the integration over the next three months as smooth and beneficial as possible, while delivering the same high quality of service our clients have come to expect over the past 13 years.
Malcolm Crompton, AM, FAICD, CIPP will continue his involvement in the company as Lead Privacy Advisor, focusing on privacy solutions and innovation. As Founder, he has led the company to where it is today.
Michael Trovato, CISA, CISM will assume the role of Managing Director and focus on growth and adding cyber security capabilities that complement IIS privacy solutions. Michael is an internationally recognised cyber security executive in financial services, government, and critical infrastructure industries. His background includes ICG Group, Global Cyber Security Practice Leader; Cyber Risk Advisors, Managing Partner; EY Cyber Security, Lead Partner; NAB Group, GM Technology Risk and Security; KPMG, Partner, Information Risk Management; and MasterCard International, Principal.
Annelies Moens, CIPT, FAICD, CMgr FIML has served IIS as Deputy Managing Director. After six successful years with IIS, she has decided to leave on 31 December. Annelies has led substantial development of IIS’ capabilities and we wish her well in her new endeavours.