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The importance of data protection for SMEs

By Chris Cook, TBOS

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has very recently published specific data protection guidance designed to assist SMEs understand the importance of data protection and the rules which surround it.


The guidance is easily accessible, with all resources found on the SME data protection hub website.


This allows individuals who are considering or in the process of setting up an SME to gain insight into what data protection is, what rules they would need to comply with, FAQs and potential fees. The guidance also helps an SME establish how well it complies with data protection regulations, guides them in terms of what they could do to improve compliance, and sets out hot topics to keep them up to date with developments in the law.

If you don’t fully understand what the ICO is or what data protection actions you need to take, this website will be able to provide you with assistance.

The guidance will be a welcome addition for most businesses that don’t necessarily have the specialist data protection expertise more normally found in larger organisations.

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