General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The Information Commissioner’s Office has produced practical advice on how to comply with data protection law and how to improve data protection practices in your business, including how to keep employees’ and customers’ personal information secure and how to get ready for the data protection reforms.

Data Protection law is changing on 25 May 2018 and businesses need to be ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The ICO has produced a package of tools and resources to help you get ready. These resources include:

  • a guide to the GDPR;
  • a getting ready for the GDPR self help checklist;
  • a GDPR FAQs document;
  • a new advice service helpline for small organisations; and
  • a ’12 steps to take now’ download

A dedicated helpline offers help to small organisations preparing for the new data protection law, including the General Data Protection Regulation.

The phone service is aimed at people running small businesses or charities. To access the new service dial the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113 and select option 4 to be diverted to staff who can offer support.

As well as advice on preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation, callers can also ask questions about current data protection rules and other legislation regulated by the ICO including electronic marketing and Freedom of Information.