The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in place now for over a year and the UK will start to see tougher fines and even stricter reviews of an organisation’s data management processes.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is looking at business of all sizes and public awareness of potential misuse of thier data is at the highest levels ever. Being GDPR compliant is a key challenge for businesses of any size and shape, but how can you check you are doing the right thing with your businesses data and following the rules?
The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is built around two key principles.
It’s important to bear in mind that the GDPR applies to any business established in the EU and may apply to companies based outside of the EU that process the personal data of EU citizens in certain circumstances.
As stated in the above paragraph GDPR applies to any business in the EU. So yes, your business is covered under the GDPR, even if you are a company of under 100.
The next question is what personal data does your business deal with everyday? Everything from client data, supplier data even employee’s data is covered under the regulation and there must be a compliant process in place for its management.
In recent times the number of organisations that have suffered from data lost, stolen, misused or shared without the right consent has increased with alarming frequency. Don’t put your business reputation and trust of its clients at risk with potentially non-compliant data processes.
It’s very easy for businesses, especially small ones, to see GDPR as an added burden. But with the right advice from experts, you could have a robust GDPR compliance process with just a few small modifications to your current everyday business.
They will be outlining these practical steps in a series of short videos.
View the latest video below to get our key tips and advice for GDPR.
After the video why not download our ‘GDPR – one year on guide’ which sets out the scope of the new GDPR regime and explains the practical steps in more detail.
At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, we provide GDPR consultancy & compliance services to organisations from any sector. Our advisers can help you set up a new process or audit your current data management processes and identify any key areas of non-compliance with GDPR.
From the initial GDPR audit and assessment to the implementation of the required data protection layers, we’ll ensure that your business meets the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.
We have helped numerous clients from large corporates to small independent businesses with their GDPR compliance. We tailor our service to you offering a bespoke plan of action and review that will give you peace of mind that your business meets the current standards for data handling compliance.
What we deliver:
Gavin joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in June 2018 and is the Partner who leads our Technology Advisory Services practice. He joined the firm from BDO LLP where he led the technology consultancy practice for more than five years. Gavin has more than 35 years of experience in the IT industry and, besides running his own IT consultancy business for ten years, has worked for some of the worlds largest IT companies including; Fujitsu, Dell, Capita, Ricoh and Atos.
As well as a formal training in Electronic Engineering, Gavin holds several industry qualifications including; MCSE, PRINCE2, ITIL and CISM. In previous roles Gavin has developed global IT consulting methodologies, delivered (and recovered) several large high-profile IT projects as well as managing large teams of consultants, engineers and project managers.
Technology Advisory Services provides a range of services to support business in the mid-market. In these businesses it is not uncommon to find the Finance Director (or other senior board member) responsible for IT. Gavin calls them “The Quasi IT Director” ® and typically they become reliant on junior IT staff or third-party IT support companies for strategic advice, which may not always be in the best interest of the company.
Gavin and his team are completely independent and can provide advice that is based around your business and specific requirements. Typical services include:
Gavin also supports the MHA MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions teams by providing IT due diligence on both the buy and sell side.Get in touch with Gavin Davis
Chris graduated from the London School of Economics and trained as an accountant with the NHS. He spent three years in Cairo as the volunteer finance director of a media organisation. Since returning to the UK in 1995 he has specialised in the charity sector, working for the Shaftesbury Society, Action for Blind People and CIPFA.
He has over twenty five years’ experience in not-for-profit and public services including ten at Director level. His primary achievements have been through implementing strategic change, providing coherence and balance to senior teams, and ensuring that resources are applied appropriately to the objectives of the organisation. He has a masters degree in charity finance and a strong interest in professional development, founding the CIPFA Charity Panel and the CIPFA Certificate in Charity Finance at London South Bank University.Get in touch with Chris Harris
The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions
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