November 10th, 2017.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a dedicated advice line on the 1st of November to help small organisations prepare for a new data protection law.

The phone service is aimed at those running small businesses or charities and recognises the particular problems they face getting ready for the new law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR replaces the current Data Protection Act and comes into force on the 25th of May 2018. Regulated by the ICO, the GDPR strengthens the rules around personal data and requires organisations to be more accountable and transparent. It also gives people greater control over their own personal data.

There are already resources on the ICO website to help organisations employing fewer than 250 people prepare for the GDPR. But the new phone line - 0303 123 1113 - will offer additional, personal advice to small organisations that still have questions.

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