EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going to apply in the UK despite Brexit, so UK SME’s need to start preparing if they aren’t already, as 25th May 2018 is not far away!
Like all EU businesses, at the eLearning Marketplace we are working hard to ensure that we are totally compliant by 25th May. This includes:
- Training all our staff so that they have a good understanding of GDPR and the impact on our business and customers;
- Auditing all our data, where it comes from, what we use it for and who if anyone it is shared with;
- Developing additional procedures, or amending existing ones, to ensure that individuals rights under GDPR will be met;
- Amending consent procedures where necessary.
The European Commission has created an excellent interactive infographic for SMEs, which starts with the definition of ‘Personal Data’, something that seems to be causing confusion amongst many SMEs and a misunderstanding resulting in the worrying statement, ‘GDPR doesn’t apply to us’.
Click on the image below to access the ‘GDPR for SMEs’ infographic
Image published on 1st February 2018