You now have under 1 month to ensure that your business complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25 May 2018.
The GDPR applies to any business processing personal data regardless of legal form – and so includes sole traders and partnerships – and for the first time imposes direct liability on data processors (processing data on behalf of the data controller).
Significant fines for non-compliance may be imposed with the objective of either re-establishing compliance with the rules, punishing unlawful behaviour or both.
A data protection audit is the first step towards GDPR compliance.
The audit will evaluate and assess your current data processing practices and provide a clear and comprehensive analysis of where you are now and your readiness for the GDPR.