On 25th May, 2018, the new data protection law will be launched. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)* is to replace the 1998 Data Protection Act we are currently under.
Will your business be ready?
We have spent a good couple of months researching this as best as we can, a lot of detailed information is still being released at the time of this blog. But we have taken time to get get small business information so we can best manage it for our own business as well as our business networking group marketing as well as our clients, websites, mailing lists etc.
We have found a real benefit in joining various webinars, seminars, and Facebook groups to get the real detail information individuals businesses need to make the best of this new legislation.
For our clients we are pulling together some templates, re-engagement email ideas and privacy policies suitable to their industry ,which we hope will be a clear step towards compliance for everyone.
There is still a lot of information out there yet to be confirmed, as we said, especially with third party tools, but we have been assured many of them will be issuing information as they work though their compliance in time for May (please!)
We are keeping on top of all the information as it comes through.
If you are interested in finding out all about GDPR for yourselves we would recommend picking up this pack from UK legal expert Suzanne Dibble who has pulled together a fantastic user friendly pack for GDPR regulations, specifically for small businesses. (The best I have found on my GDPR journey)
Yes, there is a cost to this pack, but so far I have found it really useful for my business. If you are interested in taking a look, please follow this link.
(Tell her I sent you!)
Good luck and don’t forget we are all in this together!
For more information on GDPR and if we can help your small business.Please do get in touch at [email protected].
*GDPR definition – EU Compliance Evolves. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) proposed by the European Commission will strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU), whilst addressing the export of personal data outside the EU.