People trust you with their details, so it’s important not to let them down. You need to make sure you use their information fairly and securely and comply with data protection laws.

Whether you’re a sole trader, small business, or larger organisation, it’s your responsibility to use people’s details in the right way, to stop them from being disadvantaged or harmed. And don’t forget, people have rights over their information too.

Getting data protection right makes good business sense. It can save you time and money in the long run, help you avoid potential complaints, and protect your business’ reputation.  

Help is at hand. The ICO is the UK’s regulator for data protection law, and will give you simple advice, tools and more to help you feel confident on your data protection journey. Thousands of SMEs like you access this support each year.

Why not get started today? Read the ICO’s simple beginner's guide to data protection