If you need to collect information about people to deliver your services it’s important to think about data protection before you do it, as this article from the BBC shows.
Collecting information that’s neither relevant nor necessary, or if you’re not making it clear what you’re using the information for, will mean that you’re not applying the data protection principles.
Whether you’re introducing a new app, implementing a CRM system or just using personal data for invoicing, you need to be sure that you can give your potential customers the confidence that you know what you’re doing with their information.
Our top tips are:
- Understand your responsibilities
- Identify how the data protection principles relate to the specific activities of your business
- Don’t make the protection of your customers’ data an afterthought
If you need to find out more about how data protection affects your business, book a free 15-minute initial consultation.