All data or information that relates to an identifiable individual that your business stores or handles needs to be properly protected.
From financial information and payment details to contact information for your staff, personal data usage in the UK is protected by law.
Dealing with data is an ever-evolving matter in your business. Whether you’re signing new contracts with suppliers, launching an email campaign or expanding your team, data protection and security should be a priority.
And, if you’re looking to start your own business, it’s helpful to prepare for data protection early in your business planning stage. This way you can hit the ground running without having to worry about any potential data compliance issues.
We’ll delve into the world of data to explain what all small business owners and the self-employed need to keep in mind, answering the following frequently asked questions:
- What is the Data Protection Act?
- How can data protection affect a small business?
- What is personal data?
- What is a data protection officer? Do I need one?
- What is a data protection policy?
- I’ve received a data request – what do I do?
- How can I stay safe with third-party data?
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