I am sure that you have heard about the new Data Protection Regulations and GDPR changes that were announced a few years ago and are now in full force. These regulations are the attempt to ensure that any individual person’s data privacy is protected in light of the increasing use of more andmore data by organisations and businesses.
Over 50% of UK businesses have now gone through the process of compliancy and understand what it means. We, at Finsbury Robinson, as you can imagine, had to take this seriously and became fully compliant last year. We are now able to rest assured that we will not be penalised.
However, there remains 50% of UK Businesses that are not compliant. If this applies to you, then you quite possibly are not yet aware, thought that it did not apply to you or simply buried your head in the sand. Please be fully aware that you are leaving yourself open to possible fines and penalties.
We have been watching the industry regulator (ICO) since the introduction and we are now starting to see them using their teeth and fining businesses. The penalties are potentially huge (Up to £17m or 4% of turnover). This initially started with large businesses and public bodies (like HMRC!) but they are now starting to focus on smaller businesses.
This is precisely why we decided to act. We have made a commitment to assist all our clients in becoming compliant.
We have teamed up with TWI GDPR, a GDPR specialist consultancy, to offer all of our clients very competitive fixed price packages to protect their businesses from harm. As always with Finsbury Robinson these packages can be paid for through direct debit mandates, allowing you to spread the costs over 6 months.
In light of this, we would like to offer to arrange a free initial consultation with TWI, the GDPR specialist, so you can discuss your current level of compliance and any work that needs to be done to comply.
Please do take this seriously and give it careful consideration. It is only a matter of time before you will be forced to do this work anyway.
Kind Regards & Best Wishes