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a ICO logoOctober 23 2017

The Information Commissioner’s Office has announced it will set up a dedicated telephone service to support for small and micro-businesses with the upcoming changes to data protection laws.

The phone service, which goes live on November 1, will be an addition to the “package of tools and resources already available for organisations getting ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25 May 2018. This new law enhances rights and obligations from the current Data Protection Act.”

The ICO will also simplify its information graphic ’12 steps to take now’ to help provide businesses with more targeted information. And it will also revise its SME toolkit, turning it into “a GDPR checklist that will allow businesses themselves to identify gaps in their own preparation for the new law.”

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: “There are 5.4 million businesses in the UK that employ fewer than 250 people. When it comes to data protection, surveys show they tend to be less well prepared. We know that most businesses want to get things right but often struggle to find the key steps to get started. They also have less time and money to invest in getting it right. They may not have compliance teams or data protection officers or access to legal advice.

“The businesses may be small but they still hold important personal information and the need to gain the trust of their customers is just as real.”

An article on what community pharmacy teams need to consider in order to meet the GDPR requirements, written by Andrew Rose, the ICO’s Senior Policy Officer for Public Sector Engagement, appears in the autumn issue of Today’s Pharmacist.

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