GDPR, is Your Business Prepared?
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018 and introduced a single set of rules across the EU. In the UK GDPR replaces the Data Protection Act and is designed to enable individuals to better control their personal data. If your business holds personal information such as names, addresses, emails, customer lists, suppliers lists, HR records etc. – you need to ensure you are compliant, failure to do so could mean a heavy fine!
For full details about GDPR and the measures small businesses should be taking to comply, visit the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) Getting ready for GDPR webpage The resources include a GDPR Guide; a data protection self-assessment toolkit and guide for small businesses; 12 steps to take now and GDPR FAQs.
There is also a dedicated GDPR advice line to assist small businesses prepare: call 0303 123 1113 and select option 4 to be diverted to staff who can offer advice and support.