February 2019 - FH International

Changes in data privacy laws and enforcement risks to monitor in 2019

Posted in February 28, 2019 by abarcelos

GDPR, CCPA and beyond

The European Union (GDPR), California (CCPA) and several US states, the US Congress and a countless number of countries have enacted laws on data privacy and are already presenting significant enforcement activity.

One exemple is the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) imposing a €50 million penalty against Google for violation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on January 21, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) currently negotiating a multi-billion dollar fine against Facebook to settle the agency’s investigation into its privacy practices, and so on!


According to Data Protection Report, the CCPA ( California Consumer Privacy Act) and CCPA-copycat laws in the US could bring higher scrutiny to privacy violations in the US. The act passed in June 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Just like the GDPR, provides certain rights to consumers, including the “Right to Know,” “Right to Access,” “Right to Opt-Out” and “Right to Deletion.”  Eleven (11) other states, including Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, introduced similar legislation recently.

Managing data privacy risks

Enforcement actions by the EU and US regulators and active legislative changes at the state and federal level in the US mean data privacy risks should be one of the top risks managed by companies! The GDPR, CCPA, and other state and US legislative proposals each introduce new and different requirements on the collecting, processing, sharing, and maintaining of personal data.


Posted in Technology - News

FH conquers the S/4HANA Conversion Certification and remains at the forefront of technology

Posted in February 26, 2019 by abarcelos

The S/4HANA Conversion Certification is an SAP program to demonstrate the use of best practices created by SAP, which empowers partners in the digital transformation of an old SAP ERP, focusing on the financial return to the customer. For 3 weeks, FH participated in the qualification process with 7 multidisciplinary experts!

“The process for the conversion was thorough and specific. As FH values the constant updating of its team, it is another way to attest to our customers how much we care in providing predictive solutions to what the market demands. Our partnership with SAP is a long-standing one, so we have created a center of excellence among FH units, with the goal of sharing best practices and expertise in project execution, “says Guilherme Mairene Rodrigues, Consulting Services of FH São Paulo.

The SAP S/4HANA Conversion Certification recognizes technological know-how and that the company remains at the forefront of delivering the most valuable in its DNA: the impact of customers around the world!

FH is elected best partner VAR SAP C/4HANA of Brazil

Posted in February 14, 2019 by abarcelos

Last Wednesday (February 13), SAP Brasil PKOM 2019 – Partner Kick-Off Meeting was held in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul.

The event, which takes place annually and brings together partners and top executives from SAP Brazil to present the strategy of the German giant for 2019.

In PKOM they were also awarded the partners that stood out in 2018.

In this edition, FH won the General Business – Major VAR – SAP C/4HANA of Brazil 2018’s trophy!

Rodrigo Ribeiro, Roberto Reimann, Sofia Baldessar and Günter Gehrke receive the award at SAP Labs Latin America in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil

The prizes are once again awarded to the FH team, who in the 2017 edition of PKOM took home the best partner trophies in the SAP S/4HANA, Hybris and VAR – GB categories!

Günter Gehrke – VP of Consulting Services and Martin Strempfer – COO – receive the trophies in the 2017 edition of SAP Brazil PKOM

When choosing a business partner for your company, choose who is recognized as the best partner by SAP itself, more than once! Choose FH!

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