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How Does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affect me?
If you work from home, you own a small business, you are the voluntary social club secretary or even run the local gardening club, you must be complying with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). It’s not just the large companies!
So, whether you’re a ‘one-person band’, local volunteer or Apple you fall within the remit of GDPR if you are collecting any personal data.
GDPR has been in force since 25th May 2018. Whatever happens with ‘Brexit’ GDPR has already been written into UK law.
GDPR takes the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) very seriously. The fines for a Personal data breach can be up to 4% of turnover or 20 million Euros (over 17 million pounds) whichever is greater. Breaches must be reported within 72 hours of finding out a breach has occurred.
The responsibility of protecting PII falls on all the employees in a business so when I refer to you take it to mean all employees.
You are responsible for your customers/clients PII. So, whether you write it down in the pages of your notebook or store it within the deep beyond of the Apple international servers, if there is a breach the regulator will be coming to ask you what you did to protect your customer data. When you use suppliers and they hold PII, it is your responsibility to find out how they protect your customer data. If your supplier has a breach you are still responsible for your customers data.
Be mindful of where your customer PII is stored. Within the premises you conduct business is obvious but don’t forget, those employee laptops, tablets, smartphones and USB sticks. They are designed to make a more mobile workforce, but they create a security nightmare.
So how are you going to protect that data.
You are only allowed to hold data for as long as you need it and the data you hold must be kept securely.
Protect yourself from viruses & malware
Keep your devices and software up to date
Subscribe here to get my FREE eBook ‘Is your business ready for GDPR’ and find out how to implement these simple strategies to keep your customer data secure.
If you need help with implementing GDPR, call Gary at 07976 151 148 and I’ll be more than happy to help you.
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