GDPR arrived on 25th May 2018.

You need to know what’s it’s about and why compliance is mandatory: In short, it’s the law and you could be fined up to €20 million or 4% of your entire Global Turnover.

So you can’t afford to ignore it. Now is a good time to catch up and start your journey to compliance, even though you’re a bit late – just being able to show the ICO that you have started taking it seriously with an advisor will be in your favour.

Start now, it’s probably easier than you think.

The 1st step is free and sets you on the road to compliance.

To know more, or to attend a GDPR seminar, click the green button

If you want to make a start on your own, then follow the 12 steps that the ICO themselves suggest:

The penalties are severe, and you cannot disappear.

From a recent case:

The director of Miss-sold – which had its registered office in Milford Haven, Wales, before it was moved in 2017 to Darlington, County Durham – had applied to strike it off the Companies House Register but the ICO has blocked the move pending enforcement action. This is to allow all options to be considered for recovery of the penalty, and for the actions of the director in running the company to be fully scrutinised.

ICO Enforcement Group Manager Andy Curry said:

“This company blatantly ignored the laws on telephone marketing, making a huge volume of intrusive calls over a short period of time and without any apparent attempt to ensure they had the consent of the people they were harassing.

“The ICO will come down hard on rogue operators who want to treat the law and the UK public with contempt. We hope the Government will bring forward plans to introduce personal liability for directors as a matter of urgency, to stop them from escaping punishment after profiting from nuisance calls and texts.

“In the absence of a change in the law, the ICO will continue to face challenges in the recovery of penalties, and rogue directors will think they can get away with causing nuisance to members of the public.”