01332 340 211

Is Your Business GDPR Ready?

Find a person by name
Or choose a department
security lock symbol on computer circuit board

Flint Bishop are on hand to help organisations prepare themselves for the GDPR which will come into force on 25 May 2018.

In the digital-age, organisations are collecting and storing vast amounts of personal data, most of which is sensitive. It is vital to have the right systems and processes in place to ensure compliance with the new GDPR law and to retain confidence from customers that their data is being handled in a secure manner.

Our Quick Start Guide to GDPR covers 10 initial steps such as: raising awareness, a communication strategy, knowing your legal grounds for processing personal data, a plan for dealing with data breaches and covering international data transfer. Also included is a GDPR checklist in order to make the process as straight forward and easy as possible.

Flint Bishop can offer you the legal advice and support for all data protection issues that your business may face. Our legal experts are always on hand to help you navigate the maze that is data protection and cyber security compliance, including preparing for the new GDPR.

Below are some key points about GDPR:

What is GDPR and what does GDPR stand for?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, which is a new EU-approved regulation that will ensure businesses are collecting, using and holding data securely.

What does my business need to do for GDPR?

Your business will need to be more upfront when collecting data. You will need explicit consent and you will need to tell your customers exactly what their data will be used for.

Does GDPR replace the Data Protection Act?

Yes, GDPR will replace the UK’s existing Data Protection Act, which was first drawn up in 1984.

When will GDPR come into force?

GDPR will be enforceable from 25 May 2018, following a two-year transition period.

Why is GDPR so important?

GDPR is the largest piece of data regulation ever passed by the European Union and seeks to unify pre-existing pieces of legislation. For businesses, GDPR means keeping tighter boundaries on the information they possess and also improve security awareness and protection levels for many. It will affect how businesses hold and keep data on customers. For individuals, GDPR allows them to have larger control over the data that companies have about them. If that individual doesn’t want a company to have certain information, they can request for it to be deleted.

Does GDPR apply to my business?

If a business deals with online data in any way, you will need to comply with the GDPR before the deadline of 25 May 2018.

Please fill out the form below to download our Quick Start Guide to GDPR now

< Back
All News >

Contact us


Name (required)

Phone Number (required)

Your Email (required)



Derby Head Office:
St. Michael’s Court
St. Michael’s Lane
Tel: 01332 340 211
Fax: 01332 207 601
DX: 729320 Derby 24

54, St. John Street
Tel: 01335 342 208
Fax: 01335 342 010
DX: 26834 Ashbourne

Opening Times:
Our offices are open Monday to
Friday between 8:00am & 6:00pm

Contact us