Friday, 9 March 2018
The SFA’s Small Business GDPR Readiness Survey, conducted over the past three weeks, shows that 39% of respondents have made some preparations for GDPR and an additional 45% have started to prepare. No company identified themselves as ‘GDPR ready’ and 17% said that they have no plan in place.
Spollen-Behrens continued: “Many small businesses come to us feeling overwhelmed by what they have heard about GDPR, with most concerns around employee records, IT, marketing and outsourcing. The SFA’s ‘Mind your business: Prepare for GDPR’ publication, which we are launching today, provides a 12-point action plan for GDPR that uses only the minimum amount of jargon, is practical, shows opportunities as well as challenges and hopefully takes the fear element out of this new legislation. It focused on the main challenges identified by businesses, namely understanding what legal basis applies to their data, making an inventory of data and gaining and documenting consent.”