GDPR – It’s coming in May.
Not long to go now. For those of you running your
own small business, perhaps a small local business
with a handful of staff – you’ll be sitting there
thinking ‘nothing for me to worry about!’
But that’s not the case, you may already be flouting
any form of online marketing, sending emails – even some
transactional ones – like copy statements or invoices and
if you doing any form of data collection…like holding
your customer contact data. There is a good chance
you’ll end up with liability within the GDPR rules.
Now. I get that you are still thinking – ‘not my problem’
and you’d be part right.
It will take the Information Commisioners Office (ICO)
some time to get to you, before a proverbial ‘s**t storm’
comes your way but when it does you can reckon on at least
a few days of pain – while you explain yourself.
Sure you may think you’re exempt and it doesn’t matter
to you. You’d be very wrong.
At the moment, if you are a home owner and have CCTV
installed in your home – you need to registered with
the ICO – you are a data controller. How long before
it includes in car cameras?
Who knows – but you can reckon on it coming.
There is a problem for sole traders and small businesses,
in that it looks likely you should be registered with the
ICO now and there is a good chance the full weight of the
GDPR will also be required in May of this year.
I can help, I have download available outlining what
your options are and how micro businesses can cope with
the GDPR, further I can point you in the right direction
with some hands on help. Get in touch and ask for the reports.
Best case scenario – you will not have to register with
the ICO or even comply in full with the GDPR however you
won’t know until you’ve checked. **** Important bit. Even if you don’t need to register you still need to comply with the rules – that’s why this is important.
Drop me an email for my notes on the Micro Business
GDPR and I’ll also send you a quick guide.
Seriously, you can’t ignore this.
PS if you think you already have a problem with GDPR and want some quick answers you can do a ‘borrow my brain’ and get all of the answers you want and some hands on help. In fact I’ll solve this GDPR problem for you.
You can contact me here.
© Richard Smith, 2018
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