I’m a member of Your Business Community and was on their web page looking to post a blog. I thought I’d read some of the posts that were there. I came across this one that began…

90% Of Small Businesses Are Breaking The Law And Don’t Realise!

I assume you keep some form of personal data in your business – customer details, supplier contacts, business card info.  If you don’t, I would love to know what you do that means you do not have to keep contact information! Read full article

I recommend you read the article because I got a shock. Now I’d checked in the past what our obligations were under Data Protection and done our best to prepare for GDPR. I’d filled out the ICO surveys and we were previously exempt, but I thought it doesn’t do any harm to double check.

I’m glad I did. It turns out if I hadn’t we’d have been one of the 90% breaking the law! A big thanks to Paul Kelly of YBC for his post which has helped keep us legal and up to date.

If you are a small business owner and want to find out for yourself here is a link to the ICO website where you can take the survey.

If you are wondering who the handsome smiley chap in the picture is, that’s me doing a Jail Break for Charity. Transitions UK. I think between us we raised about £3500 that day!

Good luck!