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Are You Prepared for GDPR?
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018 and introduces 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 will need to ensure you are compliant by 25th May. 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 adviceline to assist small businesses prepare: call 0303 123 1113 and select option 4 to be diverted to staff who can offer advice and support.