Time’s running out for SMEs and GDPR

There's a scary reality for a bulk of the UK's SME businesses. According to the Federation of Small Businesses, "a third of small businesses have not even started preparing for the GDPR, while a further third concede they are still in the early stages of preparations. Just 8 per cent of small businesses have completed their preparations for the regulation, which comes into force on 25 May." And time's running out, quickly.  Most of us have suddenly, almost overnight, been inundated with "updated T&C" emails, or notifications when we log into our favourite platform or dashboard - all representative of [...]

2018-05-02T13:06:20+00:00May 2nd, 2018|News, SME Growth|Comments Off on Time’s running out for SMEs and GDPR

GDPR in 60 Seconds

Guest blog: Martin Norfolk The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) passes into UK law on 25th May 2018. It is a considerable advancement on the Data Protection Act (1998) and it affords significant new rights to individuals and places significant obligations on those holding personal data.   New concept of personal data ownership The central theme of this regulation is that EU citizens shall own data about themselves. It gives the EU citizen rights over their personal data, even if the organisation that holds that data is based outside of the EU. Any organisation (commercial or charitable) holding personal data [...]

2018-04-16T12:28:53+00:00April 16th, 2018|News, SME Growth|Comments Off on GDPR in 60 Seconds