If you process data about individuals in the context of selling goods or services to citizens in other EU countries then you will need to comply with the GDPR, irrespective of whether or not the UK retains the GDPR post-Brexit. If your activities are limited to the UK, then the position (after the initial exit period) is much less clear. The UK Government has however indicated it will implement an equivalent or alternative legal mechanism.
At Beavis Morgan, we understand the challenges faced by business owners. We work with many small and medium sized businesses across a wide range of industry sectors, guiding them though the various stages of business life from start up to exit and all the challenges in between. If you have any concerns relating to the matter of data protection, we are able to put you in touch with companies within our extensive network of contacts who will be able to assist. It’s part of our commitment to supporting SME businesses by providing a holistic suite of business advisory services.
Please contact Gareth Dalton on 020 7549 2433 or your usual Beavis Morgan Partner for further information and assistance.
The ICO website is filled with information for all organisations, including a package of tools aimed at small and micro businesses. For more information, visit ico.org.uk; or access more compliance advice at fsb.org.uk/first-voice/topic/GDPR.