Leading provider of global supply chain software and services, BluJay Solutions, has appointed HewardMills as its external Data Protection Officer (DPO) for global operations with a focus in Europe and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

BluJay Solutions provides supply chain services for thousands of the world’s leading manufacturers, retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, customs brokers, carriers, and logistics service providers. These include companies such as Dannon, Air Canada and Crate & Barrel. 

HewardMills operates as BluJay Solutions’ external DPO across the EU and UK. The HewardMills team functions across multiple jurisdictions and is comprised of multidisciplinary experts, helping BluJay build a robust privacy programme that scales as the company grows. 

Kristin Seigworth, director of communications at BluJay Solutions says, “We have always been committed to the highest standards of data privacy and protection and the appointment of HewardMills signals further investment in this area. HewardMills gives us local knowledge and relationships with relevant supervisory authorities which is crucial as we expand our international growth plans.” 

Dyann Heward-Mills, Founder & CEO of HewardMills says, “We are delighted to be working with BluJay Solutions. The supply chain industry has seen an unprecedented level of scrutiny this year with the pandemic testing established processes around the world. With the large volume of data being processed among supply chain companies, it’s important for organisations like BluJay to continue enhancing their privacy strategies in line with local regulations. 

“Our team provides local market consultation and helps ensure BluJay continues to build Privacy by Design (PbD) into its operations to enhance customer trust and confidence.”