Like many of our fellow small business owners, we have been looking into GDPR. We passionately agree with the ethos; who wouldn’t want fairness and transparency, a reduction in the amount of data that is kept, and more choice about what data people keep on us?
However we are also aware of the workload this has caused many small business owners: in our wish to get things right it has been a huge task throughout the Pink Spaghetti network. We have taken this responsibility seriously.
We started off believing GDPR was just about consent for marketing purposes, but actually the impact lies far deeper, so we have set about the task of making sure that every Pink Spaghetti PA is GDPR compliant. We deal with data that belongs to our customer, and as such we have an obligation under GDPR to make sure we know what we are doing with it.
As a small business owner, you have a legal obligation to use a GDPR compliant processor for your data, and we have made this easy for you! We have over 30 GDPR compliant Virtual Assistants throughout the UK. Each of our GDPR Compliant VAs has a processor agreement they will sign for you, to make sure you comply with your obligations. They have all had complete GDPR training, and we have taken a decision to ignore the hype and see the positives, and there are many!
So, if you are a small business owner who is not yet compliant, we can highly recommend this pack from lawyer Suzanne Dibble.
It has everything a small business owner needs to become compliant: website privacy policies, checklists and more, presented with a very sensible down to earth approach that works well for small business owners.
We also like the approach from the ICO, with simple steps and a helpline for small businesses.
If you are already aware of your responsibilities, and just need someone to do a bit of legwork for you, then your GDPR Compliant PAs are waiting to hear from you. We can help with data cleansing, Mailchimp landing pages and automation, linking your new privacy policies to what your customers see and more. Just visit our Contact Us page to see which efficient, affordable, approachable PA is nearby to help.