Making data protection easy and relevant to your business – now there’s a bright idea!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for most of 2018, you’ve probably heard about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and how it’s created a huge amount of head-scratching, head-burying and headaching for many businesses.
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Why? Because there’s a lot to think about and even more expertise required knowing how to apply it properly. Oh, and you might as well throw in the fact that, for most people, it’s also a pretty dreary topic …
Introducing Databasix UK Ltd…
Not for Databasix though, an approachable and enthusiastic people-focused data consultancy based at south Oxfordshire’s Harwell Campus and recipient of the inaugural Vale4Business Small Business of the Year award.
Headed up by two self-professed data chicks, Kellie Peters and Regina Lally revel in ‘bringing people and data together’ – helping organisations embrace data protection to improve their efficiency and decision-making around the GDPR.
And, ultimately, make their business lives easier.
Because once companies start to see how and why data is so important to what they do, that’s when it all begins to make more sense and recording it accurately then becomes a benefit rather than a burden.
Does the GDPR involve your business?
Well, if you have staff or customers or suppliers, then the answer is a resounding yes. There are very few instances where data collection and protection won’t apply to business, and it’s a common myth that it only applies to big companies or organisations that do direct or email marketing.
In fact, it’s all about showing accountability and demonstrating how you look after the personal data you’re responsible for; and it should be a part of your organisation’s culture as a way of working. As well as the need for compliance, it can also have a big impact on your professional reputation and your credibility with customers. It’s as much about transparency and building trust as it is about building useful data for your business metrics. Because, quite simply, if people don’t trust you with their personal data, they’re unlikely to want to continue using your products or services.
How Databasix can help you
Do you recall the famous “There are known knowns… known unknowns… and unknown unknowns…” speech?
Well, one of the first ways Databasix can help companies is by helping them work out what level of input they need.
Help and support can then range from any to all of the following:
• Conducting comprehensive in-house audits (usually for when a business doesn’t know where to start);
• Writing tailored data protection policies;
• Implementing policies and cataloguing clear data mapping;
• Delivering data protection training (either on site or remotely/online);
• Providing ad-hoc practical advice and phone support.
And even if none of this makes sense right now, it will once they’ve worked with you!
There are plenty of useful resources to be found too on the Databasix website (www.dbxuk.com/blog/) and their social media (https://twitter.com/DbxUK), as well as a Data Protection Masterclass to look forward to in April 2019.
Who says data protection has to be confusing, avoided or downright boring?
If you could do with some data protection guidance and like the idea of it being easy and relevant to your business, give Databasix a call. They’ll love you all the more for it and will open your eyes to what you’ve been missing.
You might even enjoy it…