Spotlight! - February 2020

Jun 05, 2020


Welcome to the February 2020 edition of Spotlight!

This month we're looking at;

  • 1 in 4 SME's collect Personal Data but don't realise it
  • The first actual fine issued by the ICO under the GDPR
  • Privacy Policies and Brand Trust
  • Your Q & A's
  • What's coming up in the next few weeks


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1 in 4 SME's collect Personal Data but don't realise it

In our 2019 SME GDPR Readiness Survey in collaboration with the Data & Marketing Association, we found that 27% of responders were saying they didn't collect Personal Data bout their customers.

Click here to read more and register to receive a copy of the results when they are released week commencing 23rd February 2020.

Does your Privacy Policy inspire trust?

Everyone loves a cat picture or video, they grab attention. Sadly your Privacy Policy often does not and in the new era of Data Protection, this is an important gateway to your brand's trust and loyalty.

Read Ying Wan PC.dp's three part series on Privacy Policies here.

Marriott and BA beaten to the post as SME receives first actual financial penalty under GDPR.

In December 2019, the UK regulator (the Information Commissioners Office) issued a financial penalty against Doorstep Dispensaree Ltd, an SME who failed to meet thier basic obligations for processing personal data.

Click here to find out more. . .

In The Spotlight!
In this section, we answer the questions put to us on forums and by our clients.
This month we're taking a look at a question from one of our current clients, a HR consultancy.

"One of our clients employee's has suggested that because they gave his phone number to a customer that this breach [of the GDPR] should be reported to the ICO - surely this is not bad enough for that?"
Read our view on this question here.

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Whats on?

On Friday 14th February 2020, Stephen Miller will be re-launching the Federation of Small businesses Networking Breakfast at the Park Inn, Northampton. Find out more about how to attend this event on the FSB website here.

On Friday 28th February 2020, Xynics will be returning to the Data & Marketing Associations annual Data Protection Conference "Data 2020" at 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB. Read more about this event and how to book your tickets on our website.

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