GDPR Privacy Consultancy, Kazient Privacy Experts, based in Greater London has turned down the invitation to quote for Brexit Party consultancy worth just under £30,000, citing humanitarian conflict of interest.
Kazient Privacy Experts (Kazient) was contacted via its website contact page late on Thursday 25 July. Kazient made a follow up call shortly afterwards and declined in writing on Monday 29 July.
The company provides GDPR compliance solutions and fully certified Data Protection Officers to UK and international organisations, and has received positive media coverage across Europe. It was approached to provide in-house GDPR compliance consultancy, three days per week for a period of up to three months, starting as soon as possible, which would have been worth just under £30,000 had Kazient been successful. Jamal Ahmed, founder of Kazient, hopes this stance will give others the courage to stand for what they believe in, and put principles before profit.
Once Kazient realised the association with Nigel Farage and The Brexit Party, it turned the party down based upon a humanitarian, moral and ethical conflict of interest and values. Jamal Ahmed says, “I choose not to work with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party as it represents everything I stand against. We are opposed to racism, discrimination and Islamophobia. Ironically, I am a Muslim and also the son of an immigrant. This is my way of standing up to racism. Islam teaches, no race is superior to another.
“The first leader of the Brexit party resigned approximately four months ago after being questioned about a series of deleted anti-Islam Twitter messages sent prior to her taking the role, along with links to the far right.”
Earlier this month Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party MEP’s turned their backs when the European anthem was played during the ceremony to mark the opening of the European parliament, an action which was widely criticised.
In stark contrast founder Jamal Ahmed not only works with not for profit organisations of all faith denominations, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and many more, but started raising funds and taking food and toiletries to refugees in the “Jungle” in Calais. After leaving the terrible reality of the situation where people were unable to cook the non perishable food he had supplied, Ahmed set up Enable 1000, raising £15,000 to fund 100 communal kitchens providing cooking stoves and gas, pots, pans and cooking utensils, enabling 1000 refugees to eat a hot meal everyday. He has continued to raise over £100,000 to help displaced people, which has included a sponsored sky dive.
He later raised funds to help refugees on Greek Islands Lesvos and Chios stay warm and dry, forced from their home, land and livelihoods with nothing but the clothing on their backs.
The Iftar 1000 project raised nearly £90,000, providing Iftar parcels, the meal that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan, when people in Syria had no food to break their fast with.
The fifth project raised money for the persecuted Rohingya communities in Burma, providing emergency food and five permanent shelters for widows and orphans.
The latest, current effort, The Nansana Project in Uganda is funding a communal building, water well and restrooms.
Established in 2014, Kazient Privacy Experts provides effective and practical privacy, data protection and GDPR compliance solutions, in a language that everyone can understand. It allows businesses to operate with more freedom, safe in the knowledge that their operations are fully compliant. The company offers outsourced Data Protection Officers and EU Representation solutions. Kazient enters into a confidentiality agreement with all clients.
Note to Editors:
Jamal Ahmed has a BA Hons Business and Law
Certified EU GDPR Practitioner
CIPP/E – Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe
CIPM – Certified Information Privacy Manager
Jamal has been quoted as an expert in the following articles:
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