Easy Data Protection Compliance Guide
for Self-Employed, Sole Traders, Freelancers & SMEs/SMBs.
This guide was launched in 2020. It is aimed at small to medium enterprises and businesses, sole traders, self-employed and freelancers working in the UK and Northern Ireland.
Most of us are using personal data within our businesses, but do we get it right? If someone questions you about the data you hold, about GDPR, or your Data Protection Policies, do you feel confident that you’re compliant?
Emily has spent a large proportion of her lockdown creating this guide (thank you Covid-19!). As the sole director of RMGirl Consulting, Emily is very familiar with the world of self-employment, and this is a guide is for a self-employed person made by a self-employed person.
Every day we interact with self-employed people, and every day they process personal data without realising the implications. This guide is to take the scare factor out of running a business. I’m not here to shout about fines or to scare people into compliance. This is a gentle and easy guide.
Just because you don’t do anything with the personal data yourself, doesn’t mean you are exempt from data protection. All the apps and products you use will process data and you’re responsible for being transparent about it. This guide won’t tell you that you can’t do something, it just tells you that if you’re doing it, you need to say so.
You won’t find a guide like this anywhere else.
Are you a:
- Artist or Crafter
- Virtual Assistant
- Childcare Provider
- Web Developer
- Personal Trainer
- Etsy Seller
*Perhaps you’re not on this list – but if you’re self-employed, a sole trader, a freelancer, the sole director of a limited company, or earning a bit of cash on the side then this is for you!
If you’re still not sure, did you apply for any SEISS of Bounce Back Loans as a part of COVID-19 Government Support? If you did, then this guide is for you.
- Keep a record of your customer’s details?
- Use apps on your phone to contact clients?
- Send out a newsletter?
- Have a website?
- Have a shop on Etsy, eBay, Facebook etc.?
- Maintain a mailing list?
If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, then our new guide is right for you. The easy to follow and useful steps in this guide will ensure you understand what it takes to be compliant with UK Data Protection requirements.
The new guide is available to download and you can order the item in the RMGirl shop.
The cost of this guide is £30.00 (inclusive of VAT) and it is only available as an electronic PDF. We recommend saving your copy of the guide in your Compliance Folder. If you don’t have a compliance folder yet, don’t worry – we cover that!
And ‘Compliance Folders’ aren’t all we cover. Here’s a peek at the contents page…
Easy Data Protection Guide Contents
If you have any feedback after receiving the guide, please do send it in as we love to hear more from our buyers. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 has made life difficult for many of us, and we appreciate that many people have taken a financial hit. If you’ve recently been made redundant and are considering setting up as a freelancer, please do get in touch. We have a number of copies of this guide available free of charge to people who have been made redundant between March 2020 and September 2020 (written proof may be required).
Perhaps you don’t need this guide… But if you think it was a good idea, and you would like to support Emily’s work, you can always donate towards RMGirl by buying her a virtual gin and tonic or 3 here.