It is now only 34 days until May 25th at the time of publishing this. May 25th is the date for GDPR compliance to “kick in”. It is perhaps a little alarming that many businesses are still not off the starting blocks. I think there are a few reasons for this, including the somewhat naive view that “it doesn’t apply to me”. Mostly I see that many SMEs are simply unable to find the resources to tackle the background work, and that is based mostly on a lack of understanding of what is needed. In the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen a surge in inquiries as customers are demanding to know what their suppliers are doing and reality bites.
We would urge you to make an effort to make a start and use the information that is available, and the moment you do, you will already begin to feel better and once the inertia is broken, your journey has begun and a little every day will add up quickly.
How Gecko help with your GDPR compliance journey
We’ve created the Gecko Compliance portal to be there for you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week – every week. We know that for anyone whose day job is not compliance, there could be a sense of foreboding as they tackle this, so being able to return, whenever you are stuck, will be a huge comfort. The forums give you a chance to post questions and share your experiences and do remember that May 25th is not the end, but the beginning