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Following the announcement for the GDPR update, many people asked, why it was happening and who will it be affecting? To bring it down to basics, the new law is being introduced to give people more control over how their personal data is shared, to make it easier for businesses to organise their data and to unify the law throughout the EU.
With just under a week to go until the new law comes into place here’s a last minute check list to get your business GDPR ready…
Only collect the data that you need, it can be surprising the amount of data you can retain within your business without it being relevant to you. With the recent updates to GDPR storing a huge quantity of data can cause unnecessary problems for you. If you haven’t already done so, use this time to cleanse your data to remove unused information.
Find out as much information about GDPR as you can, you will have been preparing your business for the new changes but are you and your staff fully educated? Make an information pack or direct your employees to certain areas where they can boost their knowledge. You can organise for your employees to take a test so you can be sure that they are fully compliant with the updates.
It’s a good idea to appoint a member of staff to be your company compliance officer, it will be their role to overlook all things GDPR to ensure your business is fully compliant at all times. This may set back some time and cost your business money but in the long run could save you from receiving a hefty fine.
If you would like to educate your employees and to make sure your business is GDPR ready visit the GDPR portal.