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GDPR – What you really need to know

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation will come into effect on 25th May 2018. Most of the large Organisations are already making significant changes to their processes and ensure they are GDPR compliant on time.

However, it seems that smaller Companies are either totally unaware of this new legislation or they think it won’t directly affect them. This post is not intended to give legal advice; there are plenty of law practices already offering this kind of service.

The objective is to signpost small and micro businesses to the relevant information needed to prepare for this new European law. So, following an initial online research and filtering, we have highlighted the following “Information Commissioner’s Office” (ICO) resources:

  • Getting ready for the GDPR – This online tool allows to audit your processes and guide you, step by step, through the five areas of attention: Accountability and Governance, Key areas to consider, Individuals’ rights, Breach notification and Transfer of data.

  • 12 Steps for GDPR – This checklist highlights some steps you can take now in preparation for the GDPR. Some parts of the GDPR will be more relevant for some organisations than others, so it would be practical to map out which parts of the GDPR will have the most impact on your business model and give those areas due prominence in your planning process.

We hope you find the above resources useful and good luck with your GDPR compliance.

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