PORT.im launches a free online Coronavirus privacy checkup for small businesses

31 July 2020

  • Free online Coronavirus privacy checkup
  • Helps businesses deal with privacy matters correctly
  • New checkup highlights risks of privacy compliance

LONDON - Today PORT.im, the online GDPR compliance and insurance protection platform, introduces a Coronavirus Privacy Checkup for small businesses. The smart checkup aims to inform businesses how to manage personal data during the current pandemic.

With the introduction of new working practices to deal with COVID-19, personal data has been catapulted into the center of day-to-day operations for many small businesses. Whether it's monitoring the health of employees or taking the contact details of customers, managing personal data is now the new reality for most organisations.

Personal data brings with it a whole heap of associated risks. The data has to be handled securely and must be managed in line with the GDPR. Even though the regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), has stated that it will be more relaxed about compliance during the pandemic, the way businesses manage the data of their customers either builds or damages trust and hence trade.

PORT.im's Privacy Checkup is an instant stress relief for companies handling personal data. The service is online, takes about two minutes to complete and is free to use. The Checkup comprises a number of questions and delivers customised results specifically tailored to each organisation.

Julian Saunders, CEO, said: Many businesses have had to change and adapt the way they work to find new ways to operate effectively under these pandemics conditions. For most, this means managing increased amounts of personal information, including contact details and health data. But people don't have the time to become a GDPR expert so we've made it easy for them with the free Coronavirus Privacy Checkup. We hope it helps as many businesses as possible overcome the risks of managing personal information during these difficult times for all.

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