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The ICO has launched a GDPR awareness campaign aimed at people running micro-businesses, i.e. those employing fewer than ten people.

The GDPR replaces the current Data Protection Act and comes into force on 25 May 2018.

The campaign has been launched with a series of radio adverts, which are principally aimed at those micro-businesses that have not heard about the GDPR at all.

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: “All organisations have to be ready for the new data protection rules, but we recognise that micro-businesses in the UK face particular challenges. I’m sure the women and men running micro businesses in the UK will want to be ready when the new law comes into force, but they may not know where to start, and that is what the new tools and information on our website can help with.

“For the large majority of micro businesses, the steps towards GDPR compliance can be practical and achievable without costly or expensive external support. It’s also worth noting that many sector and industry groups and associations are offering help to micro businesses about the GDPR and can be a good starting point for industry-specific advice.” To read the ICO’s press release in full, click here.