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GDPR - are you ready?

You’re probably aware of the upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) deadline (and if you’re not, you really should be). But will how you hold, share and use information be fit for purpose once that deadline has passed?

If your site contains lots of personal information, how secure is that information? Do you have a privacy policy, and does it do enough? If you are dealing with children’s information, do you have parental consent for the storage of that information? Have you deleted information you should no longer hold? Where do you store your information, and who has access to it?

These are just some of the questions you should be asking in preparation for the regulation. Very similar laws are likely to be written into UK law even if we leave the EU, so you need to make the necessary changes as soon as you can. Although bear in mind that the regulations are still evolving and may yet change further! In other words, keep your eye on developments.

We’ve had numerous queries about the upcoming GDPR guidelines. As the information we’ve seen about what GDPR demands seems overlong or meant for large organisations, we’ve tried to provide a brief guide that hopefully answers the key questions for small businesses.

GDPR help for small businesses

For further helpful information, you can download "Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)12 steps to take now" (PDF, 540KB) from the Information Commissioner's Office.

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