The Forum of Private Business’ main aim is to provide advice, support and protection to our members who face an array of business challenges in their role as business owners.

One of the biggest challenges that companies are currently facing is the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is coming into force on Friday 25th May 2018. The new GDPR is the most important change to data privacy regulation in over 20 years and will be bespoke to every business. It is now vitally important for businesses to ensure that they have the processes in place and that changes are made to their current data protection procedures in order to meet and adhere to the new regulations.

The scale of the changes makes the implementation tricky for individual companies, however, our new Forum GDPR guide will help you prepare for these new laws so that you are ready by the 25th May. It is a comprehensive, easy-to-read, step-by-step approach to protecting the personal data of individuals in the EU and is available to view and download in a digital format for both members and non-members.

Non-compliance will lead to penalties that are eye-watering with fines of up to €20 million or 4% of business worldwide turnover, whichever is higher.

Dependant on your business, there are six different checklists available to you to refer to. These checklists are all in the new GDPR guide and will take you through the process necessary to meet the new GDPR regulations:

  • GDPR checklist for data controllers
  • GDPR checklist for data processors
  • GDPR checklist for data sharing and subject access
  • GDPR checklist for information security
  • GDPR checklist for direct marketing
  • GDPR checklist for CCTV.

We want your business to be successful and profitable, and this latest guide, along with the checklists, will support you through the GDPR process and give you the best chance of succeeding.

For further advice and guidance on the GDPR please call our team of membership advisors on 01565 626001.


Note: Forum Guides can be an additional charge subject to Forum Membership subscription. For any queries please contact our membership advisors on  01656 626001 or email

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