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Prepare for New Rules around Personal Data

Data flows to and from the EU are crucial across the economy and public sector, with cross-border transfers of personal data critical to the processes at the very heart of many businesses in the UK.

Personal data is any information that can be used to identify a living person. This type of information is regularly used in the daily running of most businesses and organisations.

An example of a personal data transfer you may receive from an EU partner is if your company receives customer information from an EU company, such as names and addresses. Many companies also manage their HR data, such as staff working hours and payroll details via partners in the EU.

If your business or organisation receives personal data from the EU, you may need to take some simple steps by January 2021 as we move to a new relationship with the EU.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced helpful guidance and resources to help make it easy for small businesses and organisations to prepare. Make sure to visit ico.org.uk/KeepDataFlowing for more information.
You can find all further details on how to prepare for January 2021 by visiting gov.uk/transition

Check the guidance. Make the changes. And let’s get going.

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