Hello my lovely audacious babes,
in today’s THE AUDACIOUS BABE PODCAST episode I’m chatting about GDPR – the general data protection regulation.
As you all know by now as of May 25th, 2018 the new data protection laws – GDPR came into effect Europe-wide. There has been a big panic all over the world and a big confusion to what this means to us small business owners. A lot of false information has been circled around and everyone has been scrambling. Unless you are a lawyer who understands the jargon, most people where just left confused really.
Enter people like Suzanne Dibble. Suzanne is a lawyer who specialises in small businesses and she set herself the task to demystify GDPR for us. She established a Facebook Group for small business owners, which has since exploded to over 33k members and Suzanne made it her mission to post one video a day until the deadline May 25th. She also interviews people to discuss certain GDPR related topics that she herself is not an expert on ie. IT security.
Over the last few months, I’ve embarked on this massive task of understanding GDPR and really deriving with an action plan of what I need to do to make myself compliant. When I first started with this task, I understood I needed a Privacy Notice on my website and apparently some check boxes, but that sure can’t be all, can it?
No it can’t. There is lots more to GDPR than this. However, ones you get more into the nitty gritty of GDPR, it is actually not that complicated, just a bit of work to do on our end to make sure we are in compliance.
So,I started by watching all the videos Suzanne provided on in the group and researched lots of more info on the ICO website itself. However, once I’ve acquired all this knowledge, I kind of felt like I need to put it somewhere. So I’ve decided to do a podcast episode about it and share my findings with all of you. 🙂
Even if this topic is the most dry topic it can be for photographers, this is essential and affects all our couples, our clients and our business. So I can only highly encourage you to take it seriously, not just because you can be fined and your reputation can be destroyed, but also just to increase your awareness and put your customers at east and their minds at rest knowing you are on it.
Listen to the full episode to hear more details about GDPR, its 7 key principles and my 7 step recommendations to bring you closer to compliance.
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DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a lawyer and all the information I am sharing in this podcast episode, is just my understanding and interpretation of the findings on the ICO website as well as watching all video material via Suzanne Dibble’s Facebook group and so on. My recommendations in the podcasts are again just personal recommendations and by no means are necessarily legal obligations or even if they are, it is up to the listener’s discretion to decide whether to integrate/follow any information/advice given. No claims can be made against anything I say here. These are my personal opinions.
ICO Website – GDPR overview: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr
ICO Website – Legitimate Interest: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/lawful-basis-for-processing/legitimate-interests
ICO Website – To report a data breach: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/report-a-breach
Suzanne Dibble’s Website – GDPR related:
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Password Manager: https://www.dashlane.com
VPN & internet security (incl malware/ransom ware protection): https://www.f-secure.com
Cloud-base Backups: https://www.backblaze.com
Cloud Storage: https://tresorit.com
CDN Provider (to filter IP addresses before they come onto your website): https://www.cloudflare.com