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by Adam Brogden
in Blog

15-May-2019 11:43

There is no doubt that GDPR can be complicated. 99 Articles, a whole pile of processes and procedures, and some pretty complicated IT requirements to deal with. However the most likely cause of a breach is not failing to understand Article 23 sub section 5. It is more likely to be someone in the office sending emails to the wrong person! Simply forgetting to use BCC: and sending emails to a big list is the most frequent cause of a GDPR breach.

So, here are a few tips to help you avoid the most frequent issues:

  1. Train your staff - make sure they understand what GDPR means to them

  2. Make sure everyone understands the importance of sending emails carefully

  3. Do a quick audit of the office - lock away all person data - avoid leaving files, external drives, usb sticks out on desks

  4. Make sure all computers, laptops, and other devices are password protected and encrypted where necessary

  5. Check your website privacy statement and update as necessary

  6. Review your contracts with your customers and suppliers - where you share data the contract needs to be GDPR compliant

  7. Review your documentation and make sure you have a full GDPR set

Staff training is absolutely vital. Keep records of training and any GDPR reviews you do. This evidence might just save your life if you ever experience a GDPR issue.

Hope this helps. Feel free to call us on 01772 217800, or visit Optindigo if you need any help or advice.

Good luck all.