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GDPR Update: Last chance to ensure business compliance by 25th May

GDPR Update: Last chance to ensure business compliance by 25th May

30 April 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement day is almost upon us, and if you haven’t taken the steps required to protect your customers’ data you will be liable to a fine of up to 4% of your turnover.

The IGA has been assisting members with on-site auditing and support over the last few months, and we have found levels of compliance lower than expected so far. Although it’s not difficult to meet the required standards, it can be very time consuming, so we highly recommend starting as soon as possible.

If you haven’t started preparations yet, we strongly suggest you begin working your way through your ‘Garage Guide to GDPR’ workbook to begin with, which will ensure that your business complies with the new Regulation.

If you have completed the guide but would like further assistance, auditing or GDPR certification, we are offering additional on-site support services, outlined below:

GDPR Gap Analysis - £245, half day

  • The GDPR gap analysis service provides an assessment of your organisation’s current level of compliance with the Regulation, seeking to highlight the standard requirements and the shortcomings in relation to those requirements
  • This will assist in establishing an appropriate action plan in relation to the needs of your organisation, showing areas of strength and weakness
  • You will also be provided with a general, indicative figure of overall compliance with the Regulation

GDPR Consultancy - £245 per half day or £395 per full day

  • This will assist in ensuring your organisation meets the necessary GDPR requirements
  • Provides assurance for customers, employees and all other data subjects that their information is being processed lawfully and stored securely
  • We will work with you to produce personalised policies, procedures and guidance to facilitate compliance with the Regulation

GDPR Quality Assurance Certification Audit - £395, full day

  • During the certification audit, we assess, in detail, your degree of compliance with the requirements of GDPR
  • The audit consists of informal interviews, examinations, observations of your system in operation and review of relevant documentation and performance in identified focus areas
  • Findings, including non-conformities, and conclusions are presented at the end of the audit in a closing meeting and included in the audit report
  • After the audit you will be informed of non-conformities you need to address and respond to within an agreed deadline
  • When found compliant, we issue you with the below quality assurance certificate that you will be able to display at your premises:

To book any of the services above or discuss which option would be best for your business, please call the IGA Member Helpline on 0845 305 4230.