You are probably aware by now that the law on data protection is changing. Have you done anything about it yet?  From SME’s, to large corporations, GDPR will affect us all from May 2018. Are you certain that your business complies with GDPR? Are you, your employees and your clients protected? With May fast approaching, Triple Three Solutions are here today to help you understand and prepare that little bit more. It shouldn’t create the headache you think it will; it is important to take action.

So what is it?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the most significant shift in European data protection legislation since the Data Protection Directive (enacted in the UK through the Data Protection Act) of the late 1990’s. The Regulation presents a very significant challenge to all data-driven units of modern business, not least human resources (HR). shoosmiths.co.uk

If your business uses things such as email marketing or sales calls, using people’s personal information, the law will change affecting the way you currently work. This could mean that the day-to-day activity of your business changes dramatically, preventing you from contacting potential or previous customers and clients in the way that you used to.

This also counts for things such as Google Analytics, or other forms of tracking tools on your website. The law includes all forms of data that could eventually be tracked back to a person; including things such as a computer’s IP address. In this case you may not think you are collecting data, but you are. Ensure you are aware of all the ways you may be collecting data, before GDPR hits.

As employers, you especially need to consider the data that you collect and process from your employees. Our HR Consultants are here to advise you on how this affects your business and your employees and how best to prepare for the new GDPR laws that come into action on the 25th May 2018.

For further information about how GDPR could affect your business, or for advice and help on preparing, contact our HR Advisors now on 0333 050 3330 or via email at lisa@triplethreesolutions.co.uk.