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The Burning

Are you aware that the new data protection rules have now come into play? These have profound implications for all businesses but it seems people have either hugely over reacted or not reacted at all!

So have you burnt your client’s details in order to comply or have you taken the view that you have a existing relationship where ‘communication is part of that relationship’? We keep getting asked what people should do. So here is our advice:

• Look at https://ico.org.uk/…/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-…/

• Listening to https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09xcshq

• Make sure you can justify why you hold personal data – for staff/ subbies/ customers and prospects

• Don’t over react. Don’t destroy the data you hold without looking at the rules

So what are you doing to comply? Please don’t say nothing as we all hold data in some form. 

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Well it really is people have done nothing or hugely over reacted. I have had our own clients emailing us requesting permission to keep our email details??? I spoke to a firm of accountants who will only use post because it is not covered by GDPR??? They seemed to think that you had to stop sending stuff by emails. I guess your view is that people join a chat site to communicate so there is a bit of an soft opt into Arb Talk?

 

Everybody seems to have panicked. 

 

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I only keep minimal details that means that I can comply with UK Tax Accounting laws and information that backs up my working records.

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