Local businesswoman, Samantha Dunwell, from Fridaythorpe near Driffield is urging businesses to comply with data protection law to avoid being fined by the UK Regulator (Information Commissioner’s Office).
Samantha has worked in the field of data protection and information governance for the Government for over 10 years and has now established her own business – Dunwell Data Protection – to help businesses and charities navigate the law around handling personal data.
With monetary penalties now totalling over £6.5M being issued to those who fail to comply with data protection law, this is a very real problem facing businesses and charities of all sizes. With fines of up to £500K per breach of the law many small and medium sized businesses are unwittingly at threat from closure through non-compliance.
Samantha is attending the “Cut through red tape: Your questions answered” event which is being run by the Federation of Small Businesses and How’s Business at the University of York St. John on Monday 18th April, where she will be one of the experts that businesses can access for free.
Samantha commented: “Many businesses just simply aren’t aware that they are in breach of data protection legislation. If you collect information from customers, suppliers or employees then you need to know how to use and store this information correctly”.
For more information on Data Protection and whether your business is compliant visit www.dunwelldataprotection.co.uk or call Samantha on 07534 258800.