GDPR and the Small Business

With the new EU data laws now in effect, business owners should be making progress on their journeys to legislative compliance.

The internet is full of guidance from any number of would-be commentators giving their take on adapting to the new laws, but unified, authoritative discussion is in shorter supply.

Data Protection Magazine bridges the gap to provide entrepreneurs, business owners and the business generalist with an unmissable breakdown of all facets of GDPR adherence, through expert-led features, interviews, and articles that bring clarity and actionable advice.

Small Businesses and the GDPR

Among key themes in issue one, we look at where smaller businesses can get help and support as they strive to meet the new standards in data security.

As Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, states: “All organisations have to be ready for the new data protection rules, but we recognise that micro-businesses in the UK face particular challenges.”

Denham underlines how industry and sector groups are a good place microbusinesses to start searching for “industry-specific advice”, before emphasising that compliance can be achieved without too much cost or “expensive external support”.

And while much work will need to be done, exemptions from the GDPR do exist for smaller businesses. Article 30, for example, calls for records to be made of all processing activities and categories, and for those records to be made available to the supervisory committee upon request. However, the Article also states that the obligations do not apply to organisations of fewer than 250 personnel if certain conditions are in place.

Our feature continues by outlining the benefits that the Data Protection Officer can bring, before explaining in more detail the roles that data mapping, privacy policies, and staff training should play in building a robust response to the new legislation. Data breaches, security and subject access requests (SARs) are also put under the microscope.

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