This self assessment checklist has been created with small business owners and sole traders in mind. It is also suitable for small membership organisations, such as sports clubs. Good information handling makes good business sense. You'll enhance your business's reputation, increase customer and employee confidence, and by making sure personal information is accurate, relevant and safe, save both time and money.

Use our checklist to improve your understanding of data protection and find out what you need to do to make sure you are keeping people’s personal data secure. Once you have completed the checklist a short report will be created suggesting some practical actions you can take and providing links to additional guidance you could read that will help you improve your data protection knowledge and compliance.

 

1. Do you have a record of what personal data you hold? Do you know what you use it for?




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2. Do people know you have their personal data and understand how you use it?




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3. Do you only collect the personal data you need?




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4. Do you only keep personal data for as long as it is needed?




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5. Do you keep personal data accurate and up to date?




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6. Do you keep personal data secure?




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7. Do you have a way for people to exercise their rights regarding the personal data you hold about them?




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8. Do you and your staff (if you have any) know your data protection responsibilities?




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