FSB issues enforcement warning on GDPR launch

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recently coming into force, the FSB is issuing a warning for businesses to be prepared.

Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 1:00 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:53 am

The launch of the new regulation, the largest data protection changes in a generation, has spread concern for small businesses.

Warnings have come from the Federation of Small Businesses alongside a call on the information commissioners’ office (ICO) for small businesses to take a sensible and proportionate approach to enforcement.

Earlier this year, a study by FSB discovered that around two thirds of smaller businesses had either not started or were only in the beginning stages of GDPR preparation.

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It was also realised that only eight per cent had finished their preparations at that stage.

The ICO claimed that they have received an increasing amount of calls a week from small businesses expressing concerns about GDPR.

The new personal data protection laws enforces stricter processes on how businesses handle, store and protect data belonging to their customers.