The Information Commission Office (ICO) has reported a sharp increase in calls about GDPR.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham revealed the body is receiving around 1,500 calls each work from those worried about the forthcoming changes. Around a third of the callers are coming from small businesses who are unclear what preparations they need to put in place now.
“We’ve of course recognised that organisations with 250 staff or less face particular problems in understanding their obligations under the new law,” said Ms Denham.
“We will continue to help. We will soon publish an overview – a roadmap – of the Data Protection Bill in response to feedback that it was complex and confusing.”
A recent poll conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses showed many small businesses have yet to start dealing with the GDPR issues and there is expected to be a surge in demand for skilled contactors, freelancers and consultants.