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GDPR – make sure you’re on track

GDPR – make sure you’re on track

GDPR – make sure you’re on track

With just over one month to go before the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (live date 25th May 2018), many companies are reviewing their internal procedures as well as external providers. Hopefully you’re well on your way to GDPR compliance, but it is always worth double-checking everything is on track.

There is a lot of GDPR advice out there so here we give you a quick round-up of some of the top places to go for tips and checklists for different areas of your food or retail business.

From the horse’s mouth:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK independent public body responsible for upholding information rights and data privacy. It has prepared a primer on the 12 steps for all businesses to follow when getting ready for GDPR compliance.

If you run a food and drink business:

As an intensely consumer-focused industry, for hospitality businesses, the interactions with customers are the lifeblood of day-to-day business and consumer confidence that their data is being used correctly is vital.

  • The Institute of Hospitality has produced a thorough guide to how the GDPR will impact the hospitality and leisure industry specifically, provided by Pitmans Law. Check out the tips on how you should be preparing and make sure you’re already doing everything you need to.
  • The British Hospitality Association has put together a suite of guides, webinars and factsheets, which are free to access.

If you are responsible for marketing to customers:   

Clearly, marketers deal with a considerable amount of personal consumer information and need to be careful about how they collect, process, store and use this data.

  • Inbound marketing platform HubSpot has put together a checklist for all marketers to follow, as well as a blog that covers the specific features that HubSpot offers.
  • CRM provider Superoffice has created a comprehensive guide around the impact of GDPR on different types of marketers, including direct marketers and PR professionals.

If you’re in charge of employees:

Employee information such as such as names, photos, bank details, email addresses, personal information or medical records qualify as personal data. Therefore, HR has a responsibility to ensure that adequate consent is given by employees.

If you’re an international business:

Some international businesses don’t realise that they too will be impacted by GDPR. Especially for them, Sage has developed a handy infographic with the essentials.

On a final note:

Of course, we’d love it if you took a look at our own GDPR white paper – enjoy!

Other Preoday GDPR resources to read:

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