Setting up a new business can be a daunting task, there is so much to do, and each job seems bigger than the next. The requirements for data protection compliance are often underestimated, overlooked or delayed as other elements take priority.
Yet, all businesses no matter how big or small use personal information. Data protection is more than a tick box exercise. It is about establishing a system of work practices, policies and procedures that meet your responsibilities under GDPR. It is about enabling you to identify and respond to issues such as data breaches and data subject access requests. It is about developing a strong culture of data protection. It is about being able to mitigate risks to protect your business.
As well as protecting the personal data of your customer and clients, it is vital that your business is protected by ensuring you are compliant. After all, you don’t want all your hard work to be diminished by a data breach. Or your reputation to be damaged by failing to respond to their Data Subject Access Request in the appropriate manner.
Consider now all the businesses that process your personal data. How would you feel if they were not compliant with GDPR? Would you still chose them?
There is no better time than now to start your Data Protection process.
See the Resources section for all the tools you need on your GDPR Compliance Journey.