How do you know if your small business is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Astrid offers a GDPR compliance checklist for small businesses to help you understand in a matter of minutes what parts of GDPR you have in place and where you need to take action...
Why GDPR compliance is important
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives rights to individuals to control their own data and how it is used. The regulation puts the emphasis on organisations to prove that they are doing no harm by processing personal data – this includes everything from an individual’s name, a business or personal email address, to an IP address. It requires organisations, however small, to be more accountable for their data processing activities by not only requiring them to comply but demonstrate how they are doing so.
Data protection regulation is overseen by the UK regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO requires businesses to pay a data protection, with few exemptions. Find out more about the ICO and the data protection fee.
If someone complains about your business, you fail to respond appropriately with a subject access request or you experience a data breach, you may be subject to investigation, prosecution and fines by the ICO.
Download our GDPR compliance checklist for small business
Astrid is a secure online platform that makes data protection compliance simple. Developed with small businesses in mind, we provide you all the tools and guidance you need to become and remain compliant with data protection legislation. Find out more about our services. Subscribe now to get your small business compliant and safeguard your reputation, your finances and your business. With prices starting from £225 a year, it’s a small price to pay to protect yourself from potential prosecution and penalty fees.
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