What does GDPR and Data Privacy mean for your business?
GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 introduced a sea change for data privacy handling for all businesses. The journey you will experience depends much on your starting point for data handling and how your systems are set up. Privacy is now a Global concern and no business can ignore Data Privacy. Your customers will remind you on a regular basis about your handling of their data.
The LH Group Difference
With the LH Group the difference in approach is clear from the start. We focus on your desired business results – we understand that for many businesses GDPR/PECR/DPA requirements are a retro fit to existing systems. We take a practical approach to help you manage your risks. Our service is offered remotely which means no time is wasted and makes our service a very efficient way to manage your compliance requirements.
That means we help you examine your plans and create the map you will need to follow to embed GDPR and Data Protection into your business. We look at marketing, expansion, people and IT in a holistic way, not just checking boxes on a list of ‘must dos’. This means getting involved at board level, we work with you, not for you or do it all without you. It’s your business and whilst we are highly creative and committed to helping you, pay lip service to what is needed and expect to be called on it. We want to help you manage risk and that means having honest conversations about the risks and managing them effectively.
A Pragmatic Holistic Approach
GDPR is not ‘just’ about IT, it’s about people, customers/clients, process, plans and the impact of system choices on your business. That is why we take a holistic and practical approach. Our consultants’ many years of business experience, both in advising and running businesses shows in the care and value we can bring to your projects. Our action-orientated approach cuts to the stuff that matters most to your continued business’ health and creates a priority list for compliance – that’s why from the start it’s vital you share your plans with us.
Should We Be Worried About Fines?
Fines are not the major threat of GDPR, the loss or damage to reputation is. The ICO (UK based businesses) have been clear that they want to work with businesses to get it right, not jump in with fines and penalties. Yes, the legislation has firmed up and there are more penalties in the Data Protection Act 2018 however these, as with all things legal, are last resort measures.
We help you avoid the fines and penalties by having robust systems and protections in place in your business. Processes that are easy to adopt and follow a logical step by step route in your plans and help you to train your people on all that is new that they need to adhere to.
All that we do is backed by a professional indemnity insurance policy with £2M of cover – we help firms globally reach their targets.
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Data Privacy Consulting
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