GDPR. Prepare your business.

Despite GDPR drawing closer by the minute, many top UK companies are still not preparing for its arrival, nor are they doing enough to inform themselves on how to be compliant, new research has claimed.

According to our recent survey*, 1 in 4 London businesses (24%) are unaware of new data protection regulation and a further 14% would like to prepare but need to find out more about it.

Among those that are aware of the new rules and believe GDPR will affect them, just 16 per cent said their business is prepared for the changes.

A fifth (21 per cent) would like to know more about GDPR, but need more time. For a third (34 per cent), GDPR is not relevant.

Find all you need to know about GDPR on the ICO website, including a practical guide on the 12 steps to take now and a useful GDPR compliance checklist.

A hotline is also available to help SMEs. To access the new service, dial the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113 and select option 4 to be diverted to staff who can offer support.

* ComRes survey for LCCI of 577 businesses, November 2017