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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the UK and the rest of the EU on 25th May 2018. The date came and went and there was no data apocalypse… should we have ignored it all in the first place and carried on as before? No, because 25th May was the starting line, not the finish line.


There is much greater awareness by the public of data protection rights, and a much greater determination by supervisory agencies to uphold them. Any business or organisation that is cavalier in its approach to the personal data it processes is likely to be in trouble if they suffer a data breach or a data subject complains about them.


This might sound daunting to a small business that can’t afford a specialist Data Protection Officer and can’t survive if GDPR compliance adds to overheads. The good news is that we can show you how to meet your GDPR requirements with a streamlined, light-touch approach tailored to sole traders, micro-businesses and SMEs. It is cost-effective, won’t burden you with bureaucracy and might even give you a competitive advantage.


Talk to us if you’re worried that you might not be meeting GDPR. We will give you a free initial consultation to establish where your business stands and recommend what you need to do next.


Once you have got your data protection systems in place, we can help you keep on top of things to make sure that sound data governance becomes part of the culture of your organisation. We can offer a range of support services, including:


  • Reviews of your policies, including suggested wording to make your data protection messages consistent with your brand

  • Training to keep your staff’s knowledge current

  • Quick, cost effective tests of the robustness of your IT network

  • ‘Mystery Shopper’ challenges to give your data protection management system a realistic yet zero-risk test


Contact us now for a free initial consultation.