The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been big news and a real concern for many businesses for well over a year now and we need your help.
In collaboration with the Data and Marketing Association (DMA), we have launched the “2019 SME GDPR Readiness Survey”, a new survey to explore and understand issues and concerns regarding GDPR compliance within the SME’s business community.
The survey will delve into the businesses experience and ask about your understanding and awareness of the laws, your compliance with them, who in your organisation is responsible for data, what’s been done before, and what can be done to help SMEs become fully compliant.
The goal of this project is to provide essential insight to help Xynics, the DMA, the ICO, and other relevant bodies put in place a support network and provide the support these businesses need – as well as highlighting the key issues UK businesses are facing with regards to these matters.
The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete and sharing your experiences, your challenges, and your aspirations will help us provide the advice and guidance to UK businesses as a whole and help everyone succeed.
If you hold a senior role within a Small to Medium Enterprise, please spare 5 to 10 minutes of your valuable time to take part in our survey and share this with your network.
Click here to take part in the survey, or read on for more information about Xynics and why we are running this survey.
Who are Xynics?
Xynics are a full life-cycle data consultancy and data is embedded within our DNA, it’s what we do. Our own in-house Certified Data Protection Practitioners advise our clients to lawfully do more with their data, making it work harder, smarter and nurturing that information into a truly valuable asset for the business.
Why are we doing this?
In 2018 before the GDPR became law, the ICO relayed to data protection professionals that the UK has always been seen as holding the highest standard of data protection; and every business has a role to play in ensuring that we continue to be the pinnacle of excellence under the GDPR.
Over the last 18 months we’ve helped many SME’s to achieve the ICO’s goal, ensuring their business processes are aligned with the GDPR, balancing privacy and data protection. However, we believe there are still many SME's struggling to meet these objectives, with an apparent lack of resourcing or funding to obtain support.
The purpose of our 2019 GDPR Readiness Survey is to gather the opinions of the wider small business community in how they feel about the GDPR, to try and put in place this support network.
By completing this short survey you will be helping us, to help businesses like yours to get the support they need. Click here to take part.
The survey will close on the 28th November 2019, at which point the data will be analysed and presented at the DMA's 2020 Data Protection summit.
Take part in the survey