Are you aware of GDPR and its impact on you and your business?

An online survey conducted by MHA Moore and Smalley Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, revealed that only 53% of business owners and professionals across the region are aware of GDPR and its impact on themselves and their business.

The new legislation is quickly approaching and is due to be implemented from 25 May 2018. Therefore, the response to the online survey may be somewhat concerning or on the other hand, comforting, for the 47% that remain unaware of the impact of GDPR as evidently, they are not alone.

GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act that was implemented in 1998. After 20 years of conforming to one set of rules and regulations it is no surprise that many are unaware of the best steps to take regarding their business and the new legislation.

With the impending legislation you may be wondering, where do I start?

Thankfully there is a lot of online material offering guidance and support to business owners and professionals to support them through the legislation change.