Add to that I really don’t think this timeframe we’re all having to work to is remotely acceptable, or indeed feasible for many. It’s just too short a time span. It’s something that should require about 4+ years of heads-up, to enable everyone to prepare themselves.
In some ways it’s nice to have a stronger legislation to protect consumers etc - but if I think of all the people I receive email from, both professionally and personally, I have only received ONE GDPR related ‘please sign up again’ email. No online shops have done this yet for me, nothing from suppliers, you name it - I’ve not seen a peep from anyone about it yet!
I think it’s also wildly unrealistic for the EU/Gov’t to think small businesses can just do this at the drop of a hat - it’s taken us guys a long time (on our own time) to get to grips with all this, and on some bits we’re still clueless, and there’s still varying information coming out.
Especially given all the mentions of ‘get your company’s data protection officer to do all this for you’ etc. Small businesses, generally, haven’t got one! Especially micro businesses and one-man-bands.
We’ve done 2 seminars now, done lots of research, and there doesn’t appear to be an absolute stone-cold bulletproof ‘this is what you need to do’ that’s come direct from the originators of the GDPR legislation that lays it out in black and white. It just seems a bit of a mess.
But yes, I spotted that link to the online event, and have duly registered! The more information the better, in my book!