How To Become GDPR Compliant Before May 25th Even If You Haven’t Started Yet

If your business is in the EU, or does business with people in the EU, then the new GDPR regulations affect you. It doesn’t matter how large your business is.

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Key Points:

  • General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th 2018
  • GDPR impacts businesses of ALL sizes
  • If you process or hold any personal information you have to be GDPR compliant
  • If you have a website you have to be GDPR compliant
  • Failing to comply can result in HUGE fines of 4% annual turnover or EUR 20M (whichever is higher)

Have you started implementing GDPR yet?

When we ask businesses this question we usually get some variation of this answer…

“Not yet. I know I need to be GDPR compliant but I have no idea where to start.
We don’t have the budget for expensive data lawyers and we haven’t got time to figure it out ourselves.”

It’s a scary answer. The May 25th 2018 deadline is right there on the horizon and it’s heading towards us at lightning speed.

Not being compliant can attract HUGE fines of 4% of annual turnover or EUR 20M. Whichever is higher. That’s right, whichever is higher. So that would put you out of business.

Although it’s a scary answer, it’s not a surprising one. Businesses are aware that they have to implement GDPR. But how do you start interpreting EU regulator jargon, written by overpaid lawyers who’ve never actually worked in a business? And then apply it to what you do in your company?

You could read through the GDPR regulations and still have no real idea of what to do for YOUR business.

It’s clear that many businesses are stuck and don’t know how to move forward. The deadline is clear but there are many questions and a lot of uncertainty…

“I just can’t get my head around GDPR.”Jonathan Ive
  • How do I map my data flows to work out where I need to increase policies?Where can I get GDPR compliant policy documents without hiring an expensive lawyer?
  • Is there a particular way to provide the information for the requests for personal data?
  • I’m trying to assess whether we need to appoint a data protection officer but can’t figure out if it applies to us?
  • Can we still give away free downloads in exchange for email addresses and then send marketing emails to those people?
  • What if my suppliers outside of the EU are not GDPR compliant? Can I still use them?
  • I’m confused about how granular consent should be for email marketing.
  • How can I be sure that I’m storing digital data securely? We don’t have an IT function so who can verify this?
  • Am I responsible if my suppliers aren’t GDPR compliant? Can I get sued if they have a data breach with data they are holding for my business?
  • Do I need to get consent again from everyone in the EU on my existing mailing lists?
  • How do I even get all this done before May 25th? It’s just not possible.
  • and many, many more…

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are being put in place to better protect the personal data of residents of the EU. It will give stronger rights to individuals to control how their data gets used and how securely that data gets stored by businesses.

When you look at it from the point of view of an individual it’s a good thing. It’s there to protect people from unscrupulous marketers and data breaches. That includes you.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal and the MyfitnessPal data breach are two recent events that you’ve seen in the news.  Events like this are making everyone more aware of the importance of data protection.

We could keep on going with the lists of questions like this. It’s complicated and confusing. And if you don’t have the luxury of your own in-house legal team, it’s hard to confidently put GDPR in place.

You could of course hire a data lawyer to do this for you. But I hate to think how much that would cost, and it’s not always a surefire solution. We’ve seen comments like this a few times…

“I’ve taken advice from two lawyers both giving opposite advice.”Robert Smith

That doesn’t sound like money well spent.

When you do shut the office door, sit down and think about attacking GDPR head on (and you have to – did I already mention the May 25th deadline?) you’ll realise it’s a monster project.

Starting from a blank sheet of paper will suck up all your available time and resource.

I know this because we’ve been there. It was horrible.

Regulators do not like to make things easy for business owners.

When we sat down with that blank sheet of paper we started with a list of things we didn’t know…

  • Not knowing where to start and getting closer to that looming May 25th deadline.
  • Not sure what documentation is needed and don’t have the budget to hire expensive lawyers to write policy documents.
  • How to document data flows and where to find the time to learn.
  • Determining which data needs to be kept by the business and for how long.How to digitally and physically secure data to prevent breaches that attract HUGE fines.
  • How to get answers to implementation questions without spending money on lawyers.
  • Not sure how this affects existing business operations and whether revenue is at a risk from not being compliant.

Then as we worked through each point we built a project plan and set about implementing GDPR.

It definitely was not straight forward. It was frustrating and it was hard work with many long hours dedicated to it.

It caused our business to struggle because we had taken our eyes off the ball to get the GDPR monster completed. Our time would have been better spent getting new customers and serving the existing ones.

But GDPR had to be done and we did it.

And you can too. With the right approach and learning from our experience, you could implement GDPR in your business. Without hitting the same obstacles we did. Without taking your eye off the day to day running of your business. And without hiring expensive lawyers.

 

Introducing the GDPR Tracker

The GDPR Tracker is an online tool that will guide you step by step to becoming GDPR compliant.

It is a result of what we learned and how we would have implemented GDPR far more efficiently (ie less stress and much faster).

Once inside you’ll see that the system is straightforward. All aspects of GDPR get covered and split into sections. You work through each of the sections, answering questions about your business.

Progress gets tracked so you know how much more you need to work through before you are compliant.

Details about the actual regulations are right there in the system. No going back and forwards to many websites to find a part of the policy.

At the end you can download everything to a PDF document which can be shared with anyone who needs to see how you comply (e.g. customers, regulators).

You will get everything you need to get GDPR compliant:

  • Guided step by step through each section of the regulation with specific actions to complete – you know exactly where to start and will get compliant before May 25th
  • Ready to fill in policies and templates such as Data Protection Policy, Data Retention Policy, Privacy Policy and more. No need to hire an expensive lawyer.
  • Step by step guide on how to document your data flows, internally and externally to your business
  • A guide to what data your business needs to keep and how long for ensuring the correct procedures are in place.
  • Instructions on what security measures you can put in place to ensure digital and physical data you hold is secure.
  • Instructions on what you can and can’t do with data throughout your business. This will keep you on the right side of the law.

When you buy the GDPR Tracker you’ll also get access to a private support group on Facebook with GDPR consultants on hand to answer all your questions.

That service alone is worth more than the price of the software.

The GDPR Tracker will get you GDPR compliant:

  • Before the May 25th 2018 deadline
  • Without expensive lawyers
  • Without the stress and headaches from not knowing what to do and where to start
  • With the support of our GDPR consultants

And you will avoid the huge fines for non compliance and keep your business running smoothly.

 
“The GDPR Tracker is a well laid out tool that is comprehensive and easy to use. The templates are spot on and makes life a lot easier for businesses”.Keith Budden (GDPR Trainer)
“I’ve been panicking about GDPR compliance, especially around how I market my business. The GDPR Tracker has enabled me to get on top of it and ensure I have everything in place”.Marc Cohen (Business Owner, R&D Tax Claims)

When you order the GDPR Tracker today you get instant access to:



  • The GDPR Tracker online tool with the specific list of actions you need to complete to become compliant
  • Policy templates ready to customize to your business:
  • Website Terms & Conditions
  • Privacy Policy
  • Cookies Policy
  • Data Retention Policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • IT Security Policy
  • Downloadable PDF report detailing the measures you’ve put in place for GDPR compliance
  • Access to GDPR consultants in a private Facebook group
  • Access to new features (at no additional cost)

£1000+ Value

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GDPR Support

If you were to go out and put this package together for yourself it would cost well over £1,000 (without even thinking about developing the software). All the policy documents would cost in excess of £500 and GDPR consultants charge more than £100 per hour.

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Then there is the time it would take to do the research and set up your own tracking systems to implement.

And finally, we’re taking out a large part of the stress and pressure of putting GDPR in place. We wish we had this system when we started our GDPR journey.

But we want to make this system accessible to everyone and we’ve priced it at a level that won’t hurt your budgets.

So for the next few days we have an introductory price of £99.

And to take away any risk on your part, we are offering a 30 day money back guarantee. If you’ve looked over the tool and don’t think it’s right for you and your business, let us know within 30 days.

 

Money Back Guarantee

We will take all the risk. If you are not completely satisfied you can get a full refund within 30 days of signing up – no questions asked. Just get in contact with us.

Right now you have two options…

Keep avoiding working on GDPR.

You can hope it goes away or doesn’t apply to you and your business.

Or that somehow you’ll magically end up being compliant on May 25th 2018

But, we both know that the reality is you need to get this worked out. Doing nothing and not being compliant runs the risk of being fined. It won’t take many complaints before you get audited.

And with the well publicised data screw ups in the news you can bet the regulators are going to be trigger happy.

Is that a risk worth taking?

 

Get the GDPR Tracker now

We’ve made it as easy as possible for you to get GDPR compliant.

Follow the system step by step and you will get it done. Stress and headache free.

All the policy templates are available and are simple to update with your business details.

GDPR consultants are on hand to answer your questions.

It’s a “no brainer” price with a zero risk 30 day money back guarantee.

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