How GDPR can actually be good for your business.

by | Apr 6, 2018

If you’ve been paying any attention in the business world of late, you’ll be aware that GDPR comes into force this year. In case you’d forgotten, it stands for General Data Protection Regulation.

This is the piece of Europe-wide legislation that will become part of British law (and will remain so regardless of what happens in the near future with you-know-what).

GDPR supersedes the Data Protection Act and one of the main changes is that now, not only do you have to take steps to protect third party data, you also have to be able to demonstrate that you have people’s permission to hold their data.

There are a lot of myths going about, one of which is that it doesn’t apply to small businesses. In fact, it does – but this doesn’t have to be a negative. It is actually a great opportunity to update and improve your data handling. You also have a chance to demonstrate your professionalism to your customers.

Our own Mickey Clarke has been delivering presentations on the subject of GDPR, helping business owners understand their responsibilities, busting myths and providing practical, sensible advice on how to comply without doing more than is necessary.

Earlier this year we teamed up with our affiliate partners GDPR Happy! Owner Tracey Coetzee specialises in helping businesses become GDPR compliant. Together with Tracey we can put together a training session for any size of group and tailor it to your area of business and the knowledge level of the delegates.
As an example, we recently presented a session for 60 members of the Event Photography Society. They told us it was “overwhelmingly useful”.

Whatever your current situation, your business can get real value from one of these sessions.

If you are involved with a networking organisation or a group that brings together businesses from the same sector, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

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