The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will replace the Data Protection Act. It’s big news for businesses as there are enhanced implications regarding the management and use of personal data.
But it needn’t be scary, there’s lots of help at hand. Here’s where to go to prepare for GDPR…
A handy easy-to-read checklist of must-do actions
Get the facts
Call the GDPR telephone helpline on 0303 123 1113 and select option 4
Launched by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to offer businesses direct assistance. As well as advice on preparing for the GDPR, callers can also ask questions about current data protection rules and other legislation regulated by the ICO including electronic marketing and Freedom of Information.
Complete an online learning course
Attend a training session
“There are 5.4 million businesses in the UK that employ fewer than 250 people. When it comes to data protection, surveys show they tend to be less well prepared. We know that most businesses want to get things right but often struggle to find the key steps to get started. They also have less time and money to invest in getting it right. They may not have compliance teams or data protection officers or access to legal advice.
“The businesses may be small but they still hold important personal information and the need to gain the trust of their customers is just as real.”Elizabeth Denham.