Current estimates suggest one in four companies in Ireland are yet to implement GDPR. In smaller companies with less than 10 employees that number is certainly higher. With an increase in security breaches and ransomware attacks, customers and website visitors are now much more aware of GDPR and with it, their rights to data privacy. Don't get caught out.
If GDPR is still on your list of 'to do's', fear not —we've got you and its never too late to start. Take it 'one bite at a time'.
Start with where you're visible and where you're vulnerable.
Most websites will collect information aka personal data. If you have an email sign up form to capture leads or a live chat function or even a simple contact form make sure to do it right. At the point of capture, let them know why you need the info and what you'll do with it. If its linked to Mailchimp or Survey Monkey or Jotform for example, follow the links here to make sure its done the 'GDPR way'. Two simple rules are:
A security breach is your worst nightmare. Personal data breaches include incidents that are the result of both accidents (such as sending an email to the wrong recipient) as well as deliberate acts (such as phishing attacks to gain access to customer data).
This includes situations such as where someone accesses personal data or passes them on without proper authorisation —an employee taking your list of clients when they leave for example. Or where personal data are rendered unavailable through encryption by ransomware, or accidental loss or destruction.
When you break it down, all you can do is tackle it one job at a time.Visible and Vulnerable is a good way to triage your list. We help you break it down into tasks you can do yourself and tasks you can hand over to a professional. Take that first step.... get in touch today.
Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as in knowing what to do next —Herbert Hoover
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