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Arsenal FC sets the pace with NETconsent

Paul Farmer, Head of IT, Arsenal FC

26 Apr 2010 – London – Arsenal Football Club is implementing new ways to distribute corporate policies with advanced software from NETconsent.

With match day revenues now exceeding £100m and an increased level of credit card transactions within the high tech Emirates Stadium, the correct handling of data is paramount for the Club.

NETconsent allows policies, standards of conduct and customer data-handling procedures for some 400 staff to be communicated and controlled quickly and easily, with the added benefit of recording and reporting on employee’s understanding and acceptance of any changes.

Arsenal Football Club expects and requires all employees to adhere to the highest standards. “NETconsent will allow us to be certain that employees have read and importantly have understood those policies that are relevant to them” says Paul Farmer, Head of IT at Arsenal Football Club.

NETconsent will be used as a cost-effective tool to handle PCI DSS policies and procedures. “NETconsent is not only a reliable means to disseminate our PCI policies and procedures, but will also simplify the process for reporting policy compliance in accordance with stringent PCI DSS regulations.” says Mr. Farmer. “Fines for non-compliance with PCI DSS regulations can be high, so NETconsent is an important part of our corporate strategy to get our customer data handling procedures absolutely right, to the benefit of both the Club and our supporters.”

The introduction of NETconsent policy management software further strengthens the club’s drive for best practice and good governance.

11 players of the NETconsent Policy Management System

1. Centre circle
Access to all policies at any given time.

2. Tackle
Employees are always presented with the latest policy and updated as they are revised.

3. Red Card
Prevents use of specified IT services, until a user has agreed to a policy.

4. Shoot
Update policies and distribute them without any additional costs.

5. Score
Users only receive the relevant policies.

6. Extra time
Relevant revised policies are automatically re-sent.

7. Rules
The user has to accept the policy before using the services that are affected by the policy.

8. Referee
Maintains a full audit history of policy publication, circulation and revisions.

9. Goal Keeper
Full compliance reports show who has been presented with policies and accepted or declined them.

10. Defence
By applying the same process to everyone in an organisation no one can be accused of giving preferential treatment.

11. Footwork
Promotes frequent review and updates of policies, which improves governance.

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For further information please contact:

Stand K63, INFOSEC Europe 2010, Earls Court, 27th - 29th April 2010
Beverley Stonehouse, Marketing Communications
NETconsent Ltd
E: T: +44 (0)370 013 1600

About NETconsent

NETconsent Ltd is the leading vendor of policy management software. NETconsent automates policy management, assuring governance throughout the enterprise. By making policies more visible and enforceable NETconsent raises standards of individual accountability and conduct. NETconsent Ltd is a UK company based in Fleet providing policy compliance across the public and private sectors.

About Arsenal Football Club

Arsenal FC is one of the most famous and profitable clubs in English football history. The North London club reported record profits after tax of £35.2 million in its 2009 Annual Report. On the pitch Arsenal FC enjoys a world-wide reputation, reaching the semi-finals of both the Champions League and the FA Cup last season. For more information on Arsenal Football Club visit