Subscribe to Making Money Magazine

UK Startup Business - Focus On Business Opportunites

Experts in helping new & seasoned entrepreneurs start new businesses since 1997

Start a Business

Data protection self assessment checklist launched by ICO

Data protection self assessment checklist launched by ICO

An online self-assessment checklist that helps sole traders and self-employed individuals to assess their compliance with new data protection laws has been launched by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The checklist is aimed at improving understanding of data protection and making sure sole traders are keeping people’s personal data secure.

The new Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May and the self-assessment checklist is part of a range of resources to raise awareness within the sole trader and self-employed community.

It shows sole traders how compliant they are by generating a rating based on their responses and provides links to relevant ICO guidance and further information. It also includes practical suggestions of how to stay in line with the law.

Anulka Clarke, ICO’s Head of Assurance, says: “Handling personal data correctly can add value to businesses and enhance reputation, as it increases public trust.” Read more like this

< Back