These things keep coming along.
It starts with maybe a newspaper article, then a post on Linkedin or Facebook, then more posts and articles. Pretty soon there seems to be a whole industry built around the latest ‘thing’. Recent ‘things’ have been PPI claims, bitcoins, blockchain, crypto currencies and pensions auto enrolment.
The new kid on the block is GDPR. Can we ignore it and hope it just goes away? Well for a while perhaps we can. But the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. For all businesses who hold data relating to customers, employees and other contacts there are new rules coming into force and a penalty regime for non compliance. So the time for putting this in the ‘too difficult’ box has passed. Businesses need to act fast to assess what the new rules mean for their business and how they can ensure they are compliant.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is responsible for overseeing compliance with the new regulations in the UK. They have published a guide and other reference material which is a useful starting point.
We have also prepared our own summary here GDPR - what is it all about?
If you are still struggling we are running a training event in Hitchin on 18 April which will help you evaluate what you need to do to ensure your business complies with GDPR.
This link provides further details and booking instructions GDPR event Hitchin