Kate Brooks
Partner, Solicitor & Head of Employment/HR Services
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Date Published:29 May 2018 Last Updated:27 Nov 2021

GDPR – As The Dust Settles…

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Some Businesses have been worrying about GDPR d-day for years, or weeks or days!

With all of the press coverage of the regulations, the amount of “consent” emails and also the threat of a 20 million Euro fine it is not surprising many of us felt uneasy about 25th May! However on May 25th the Information Commissioner reassured that small businesses that do not handle large amounts of data will not be under close scrutiny. So for many SMEs, there is no need to panic!

It is recognised that all businesses will not be entirely GDPR compliant as of yet, but that they should be working towards data law compliance. GDPR Compliance is important not only to comply with the law but also build trust in your brand.

We can be reassured that the ICO is not just there to fine, but also to help and guide.

You need to:

  1. See what data you have;
  2. Come up with a policy that means you comply with the law;
  3. Make sure that your clients and prospects know what you are doing with their data – this will usually be via a privacy notice on your website; and
  4. Provide a privacy notice to all employees.

It’s not too late to put these steps in place. We are here to assist you to ensure you are GDPR compliant – don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert GDPR solicitors by calling 01202 525333 or alternatively by sending us an email enquiry.