The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all organisations handling data of EU citizens. Regardless of size or sector, businesses are responsible for, and should be able to demonstrate, how they are operating in line with the core principles of data protection. This also includes having “appropriate technical or organisational measures” in place to secure personal data from unauthorized access, accidental loss, destruction or damage – this relates to the security principle of data protection.
Given the changes to how businesses are operating during this period of lock-down, particularly with remote working, it is even more important that organisations are clear about their responsibilities and have structures in place to protect the personal information they hold.
Our aim is to help small businesses with their GDPR compliance, whether that be by way of information & advice, documentation, assessment or training
How do we do this?
We can deliver an online GDPR and data security awareness session for your business, to help you understand your data protection obligations and the measures you should have in place to protect the data you hold. Depending on your requirements, we can then develop bespoke tools and documentation for your organisation, such as your Record of Data Processing, Privacy Notice(s), Data Protection Policy, Subject Access Request process, Data Processing Agreements etc.
By way of an online consultation and, with your active permission, using specialist remote assist software to log in to your system, we can carry out a security assessment of your IT systems using the criteria recommended by the Information Commissioner’s Office (NI/UK) / Data Protection Commission (RoI).
We can also deliver bespoke online training for your organisation. Please contact us if you are interested in arranging some GDPR and data security training for your team.
Please feel free to contact us to book an initial conversation about your specific needs.
Under normal circumstances, we also run GDPR and data security workshops on a regular basis, both sides of the border, and we present at local and national business events throughout the year. All upcoming events have been postponed as a result of the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19, but we hope to resume as soon as it is safe and practical to do so. Please register your interest in upcoming events by joining our mailing list.