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What is GDPR
GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulations) replace the many varied data protection regulations that are currently in place across the EU (like our Data Protection Act) making us all work within the same set of rules and sing from the exact same sheet, essentially.
Who does it apply to?
Every business, large or small, one-person to global.
Compliance is required by May 25th 2018.
What if I don’t comply?
You can be fined up to 4% of your global turnover or €20m (whichever is greater). Basically, the fine imposed for failing to comply would put most small businesses out of business.
Can’t I just carry on as I am?
No. Because it is highly unlikely that what you do now would not even come close to compliance with GDPR.
But we’re leaving the EU. What happens after Brexit?
At the moment everything is going ahead regardless of Brexit and, even after we’re not in the EU, the laws will be in place and it is extremely unlikely that there will be any reversal of GDPR because it is the right way forward to protect all of us from data breaches and misuse of our identifiable data.
Is it complicated?
Yes. It comprises of a couple of hundred documents so, yes, it is somewhat complicated.
Does it need to be complicated?
Yes and no. It does need to be complicated because there are so many variables involved and so many ways in which we have been complacent about obtaining and using the data we have compiled and many businesses have taken advantage of very weak regulation governing what can and cannot be done with someone thing as simple as a person’s email address or phone number. This had to happen one way or another eventually.
Is it going to be expensive?
It can be, but it is our hope to keep costs down for Lincolnshire businesses. There are reports of over 25% of businesses spending tens of thousands of pounds (+) to implement GDPR; new policies, new procedures, staff training, software systems, security, etc but our objective is to guide you through this process is easily and as cost effectively as possible.
How much will it cost?
We are committed to guiding small businesses through to GDPR compliance for as little as £500 (which includes an audit and a report that explains what changes you need to make) followed by another audit in early May 2018 to make sure you’ve done enough to comply.
For more information, please complete the form below and we will give you a call to discuss or visit our dedicated website GDPR QA.
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The guidance provided on this website or in any subsequent communication does not constitute legal advice. Lincolnshire IT Limited’s interpretations, observations and recommendations are based on data protection and privacy good practice and the practical, operational, implications of the GDPR as we interpret them.
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