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.
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