GDPR is Here to Stay
GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. Approved in 2018, and with a two years implementation phase for the Member States, GDPR has marked a new era for the protection of digital rights. Every company that processes the data of EU citizens must be compliant with its rules.
You can learn more about it here
I am a small business owner. Does it apply to me?
If your business deals with any kind of personal data from EU citizens, yes GDPRs fully applies. You have to make sure your data are protected and processed according to the regulation, or you might encounter fines.
This article can help clarify some of the doubts you might have: https://smoothplatform.eu/micro-businesses-still-grappling-with-the-gdpr/
This sounds like a lot of hustle. I am the owner and work on my own, do I have to hire extra help to make sure I am compliant?
Don’t worry, the EU-funded SMOOTH project is here to help. We are creating a number of resources to help micro-business in the European Union to be fully compliant with GDPR.
Specifically, for the past two years, the SMOOTH consortium has been developing a cloud-based platform that will allow micro businesses to receive a GDPR compliance report in a simple, constructive, and reliable format.
This autumn take your business to the next level by becoming a tester for the market pilot of the Smooth platform, the new cloud-based tool that helps micro businesses to become GDPR compliant.
What can you get in return?
A free GDPR compliance report.
A one-year free Smoot platform subscription (6 reports).
Be compliant, avoid potential fines.
Receive additional rewards on a first come first serve basis.
Interesting, how do I join?
You can register as a member of the SMOOTH Community on FundingBox, a member of the project’s consortium, and express your interest to be a market pilot tester as soon as the applications will open in autumn 2020.
Applications for the ongoing beta testing are also open, so you can also apply to join this test!
Register at https://smooth.fundingbox.com/