GDPR – General Data Protection Regulations – became law throughout the EU in May 2018, but do you know how it affects you and your business?
Some of the misconceptions could land you in a lot of trouble if you’ve misunderstood them, whilst others could simply lead you to unnecessary expense and headaches.
Here are a few of the more common ones we come across in our work providing Data Protection Services for businesses.
- “My business is tiny compared to Facebook and Google. GDPR doesn’t apply to me.”
Sorry – but if you’re handling data whether that’s to do with your employees or your customers, you’re involved. Scale is of no interest to the law.
- “After Brexit, we won’t be in the EU so GDPR won’t apply to us.”
Once again, sorry. New legislation to match is already on the UK statute books as the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), and many other countries are adopting similar legislation, including Japan and many US states.
- Our IT guy can take care of our GDPR requirements.
Aside from the fact that your IT guy probably has very limited knowledge regarding data protection, it’s likely that some if not all data processing does fall under his or her remit – and they therefore cannot sign off on compliance.
So, now what
If you’re not under a mandatory obligation to appoint a Data Protection Officer, the obvious temptation is to use somebody in house – such as your IT Director – because of the cost of taking on a full time member of staff.
Hire Us As Your External DPO (As A Service)
For a fraction of the cost of having an expert on the payroll, we can be your GDPR eyes and ears – without getting in your way or breaking the bank.
It’s called DPO As A Service and more and more businesses like yours are taking advantage because it’s a win-win.
You get peace of mind knowing that you’re up-to-the-minute compliant, (trust me, these laws are going to get reviewed and adjusted over time – especially once there’ve been a few court cases) and …
Here’s Just Some Of What We’ll Do For Your Company As A DPO:
- Raise data protection awareness within your organisation and advise on GDPR / DPA compliance.
- Ensure you have the necessary and appropriate documentation so that you can demonstrate GDPR / DPA compliance.
- Monitor your GDPR / DPA related policies and procedures.
- Help you handle data breaches should they arise.
- Co-operate with and act as the contact point for the ICO and senior management on matters relating to data processing
- Attend mid and senior level management meetings, including board meetings when required.
- Provide advice when decisions with data protection implications need to be taken…
…so get in touch now, and we’ll explain how this works. (Everything you want to know – nothing hidden, no extras to take you by surprise. We think you’ve probably had enough of those from the law makers already).
Call today on +4412643980300 and let us save you some money and sleepless nights.
Like it or loathe it, you can’t afford to ignore GDPR or the Data Protection Act.
And if you’re still not sure if you need a DPO, then please ask. We know there are misconceptions out there, so don’t be embarrassed. It’s a minefield, and we’re here to help.
We’ll honestly tell you if you don’t need us – and what we can do for you if you do.
Call today – right now. The number once again is: +4412643980300 or via the contact us page