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ICO introduces new GDPR helpline for tiny businesses

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a dedicated recommendation line on to assistance tiny organisations prepared for a incoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR comes into force on 25 May subsequent year and tightens a manners around a use of personal information by any organization that routine or conduct a personal information of EU citizens. The UK approaching to deliver information insurance laws that are closely matched to a GDPR following Brexit.

The new ICO helpline is dictated for tiny organisations. Those seeking recommendation should call 0303 123 1113 and name choice 4 to be diverted to staff who can offer support, a watchdog’s website advises.

“As good as recommendation on scheming for a GDPR, callers can also ask questions about stream information insurance manners and other legislation regulated by a ICO including electronic selling and Freedom of Information,” it continues.

The helpline is in further to resources done accessible to tiny businesses including a 12 stairs to take now infographic and an  SME toolkit that is now being updated.

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said:

“All organisations have to get prepared for a new information insurance rules, though we recognize that a 5.4 million tiny organisations in a UK face sold challenges.

“Small organisations wish to be prepared when a new law comes into force in May 2018, though they mostly onslaught to know where to start. They might have reduction time and income to deposit in removing it right and are reduction expected to have correspondence teams, information insurance officers or authorised experts to advise them what to do.”

She added: “Our new phone use and all a other resources already on a website and even some-more recommendation and superintendence nonetheless to come will assistance drive tiny businesses by a new law.”

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