GDPR is now enforced!
(General Data Protection Regulation)
Are you ready?
Take action now before you get caught out!
With fines of £20 million or 4% of turnover
(which ever is larger!) you cannot afford to ignore it.
Sensible solutions available and free initial consultation available.
(General Data Protection Regulation)
How PCQ meets your needs
Firstly don’t panic! Whilst this is all difficult and overwhelming PCQ can help.
At PCQ we have worked hard to ensure all our business clients have been stepping towards compliance for years. Legal business version software, good business grade hardware and server solutions to meet all the requirements backed with leading managed services. If you already use PCQ for your business your IT is likely most the way there. If you haven’t used PCQ before, don’t worry we can still help, but you may require more depending on what you have. We can help, advise and supply anything you need.
The first and most important step before arranging a meeting is information gathering! We always suggest making a “Data map”. A data map is quite simply a list to record anywhere your company stores personal data. Considerations from scraps of paper/books for taking notes about phone calls, any/all paper records, digital data stored on PC’s, servers, onsite backups, data held with any 3rd parties and even your website/email servers.
Data Map should include: (If you wish we can provide you a sample spreadsheet to record this on 🙂 )
- Where the Data is (Example – written sales folder – Sage accounts – Email from web form – Cloud-storage – etc)
- What data/information is recorded (such as first/second name, phone number, Date of birth etc)
- Who has access to the information (list out everyone whom could have access)
- How you received the information and have you recorded consent
- Consider and record your retention period for each area of data (Yes you have the data, but do you really need it? If you do, justify why and record how long you are required to keep it. If you can no longer justify the risk of retaining the data you may want to simply destroy it to mitigate your risks)
- Do any 3rd parties have access to the data? Record this too. (Your accountant, IT support, guests, web designers – etc)
We suggest starting with the PCQ GDPR questionnaire – You will receive a free, no obligation suggested action list and or free site meeting to inspect and later receive a action list. COST = FREE!
Small business, sole trader, charity/non-profit or club (1-10 Staff) – BRAND NEW SMART SELF-ASSESSMENT – SMART POLICY PACK and PROCEDURE TEMPLATES! – This unique service is chargeable at a per member of staff basis per year and is the easiest/most efficient way to record your assessment, document it and produce your Smart policies documents. You are provided a software tool to install to all your laptops/PC’s which reduces the number of tasks necessary for your steps towards compliance. Not only that, if one of your computers falls out of compliance, your DPO is notified so you can act and always remain compliant. We have been working hard with our partners to produce a cost effective solution for the smallest of situations. To get pricing on our exciting approach to a massive challenge please complete our questionnaire.
GDPR full GAP Assessment conducted by a GDPR Specialist consultant (advised for 10+ staff businesses)- is the best and only true route for full demonstrated, recorded and audited by a 3rd party path to impressing the ICO (Information commission Office) you have fully appreciated the law and gain a full report. A Full GAP assessment is like having an MOT on your car so you can then address the issues found and take action and then be compliant! If you cannot justify the cost for a full and proper GAP assessment (aimed at 10+ staff business) we suggest starting with the PCQ questionnaire (here) or looking at https://ico.org.uk
Once you have completed the PCQ free questionnaire you will likely be offered a meeting at your office for up to 1 hour free of charge. Obviously within a sensible catchment range of our offices but telephone meetings can be arranged as well. This will enable us to discuss how you currently operate, suggest any simple changes and offer solutions to help shape your business towards compliance. There is no obligation to take our services.
GDPR tools – Make compliance easy
Get free help and advice. Why not start with our free no obligation report. We can assist with your steps towards compliance and importantly maintain your compliance. Please click here
Another great source for information is the ICO direct (Information Commissioner’s Office) here
Most small businesses cannot afford separate enterprise grade firewalls and licences to maintain them. We have a better option which sits perfectly along side Bitdefender’s firewall.
Heimdal Security adds “network layer edge protection” – This monitors all traffic, in and out from your computer looking for rogue code or bad sources and analysing as you go.
Did you know most recent “ransomware” attacks infiltrate networks due to little things like “Adobe Flash” not being up to date?! You are now expected to have “Software patch management” to ensure all your devices are always up to date. Heimdal does this without any interruption, saving you and your staff time.
Automation for your DPO! Just let us know your DPO’s email address and for no extra fee we confirm network reporting for you. This means in the unlikely event of a breach, protection removed from a device, or user blocked an update, you are kept informed!
- Leading internet traffic scanning to keep you safe against ransomware, financial Trojans, data-stealing malware and other threats
- Sanitise your network traffic
- Keep your clients personal data safe
- Automated software patch management – Save staff time
- Reporting for your DPO – Keeping you compliant, always!
To check our pricing please click here
Need to get in touch? Ask more questions? Book a meeting? Please use form below.
Data policy (available here):
Your submitted message will be received and assessed by PCQ only. PCQ will store your data on its systems securely. PCQ will only reply to you by email (or phone if you have chosen to provide) with the details you provided to us on the above form. PCQ will only reply regarding your enquiry and not assume continued contact for marketing. Data policy is available here