Cyber Safety for Small Business Owners

cyber safety

Cyber safety is essential for all online users and doubly so for online business owners because you carry the responsibility for all the personal data your business handles.

The 6th principle of GDPR is integrity and confidentiality and within that principle is the security of the personal data you handle.… Read more

Marketing – 10 Essential GDPR Tips

Marketing – 10 Essential GDPR Tips


Marketing – 10 essential GDPR tips for owners of small businesses who do virtually everything themselves. We all know that marketing can be a bit of a trial and that’s an understatement!

My experience has been a combination of blind panic, a massive learning curve for the tech and platforms I use, lots of time spent and frequent frustration because I’m not brimming with clever ideas that will make me and my business well-known and successful.… Read more

GDPR and Social Media

GDPR and Social Media

Where does GDPR fit with Social Media for small UK businesses?

GDPR and social media don’t really sound like the perfect combination but if you are trying to grow your business, you will no doubt be using social media as one of your key tools.… Read more

How do you deliver Individual’s GDPR Rights

GDPR Rights – How does an Owner-run Business Deliver the Rights of the Individual as required by GDPR?

As a Data Controller, which you almost certainly are, it’s your responsibility to deliver the Rights of the Individual when handling personal data.… Read more

Record of Processing Activity – why’s it useful?

So why should you spend time on your business’s RoPA (and what is it) – why is it useful for you?

Introduction to your Record of Processing Activity

Your Record of Processing Activity (RoPA) is nothing more than a list of each type of personal data you handle with a set of explanatory details that show the what, when, why, where and how your business handles it… OK, that’s a major simplification but, with the right template, you will easily get into the swing of recording the essentials.… Read more

Applying the Principles of GDPR

Straight from the horse’s mouth – Applying the Principles of GDPR Easily in Real Lifeprinciples of gdpr from the horses mouth

Seven Principles:

There are seven basic principles of GDPR. They are lawfulness, fairness and transparency, purpose limitation, data minimization, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity and confidentiality (that’s basically security), and then finally, accountability.… Read more

GDPR Rights – Database Hygiene, Blacklists & Spam Traps


GDPR Rights – Accuracy

Earlier today, I was thinking about one of the GDPR Rights of the Individual (as you do…). The particular right being that of Data Accuracy.

Then I moved on to think about how your marketing efforts can be so easily tripped up by ignoring this or, a better slant would be to view meeting GDPR requirements as actually supporting your marketing efforts rather than hampering them (I know, shock eh?!).… Read more

Common-sense GDPR Part 3

common-sense GDPRThis is the third and concluding instalment of my common-sense GDPR series (for now…).

There are just three items left to cover:

• what about your suppliers

• make sure that GDPR is part of everything that you do in your business, and finally,

• make sure you check everything regularly.… Read more

Common-sense GDPR Part 2

Common-sense GDPR Part 2Welcome to Common-sense GDPR Part 2.

Following on from the first article, here are another four points for you to bear in mind:

• what data should you collect?

• know long should you be keeping it?

• be sure to keep it safe at all times, and

• know what you have and where it is.… Read more

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