25 May 2018 marked the day when the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) became applicable to any business that processes personal data of EU citizens.
It has been reported that awareness about GDPR obligations increased but many questions concerning implementation of its provisions require further guidance. To this end, we have prepared:
Guidance for Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) on running a hotline dedicated to Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
The guidance builds on the experience that NAIH gained during the timespan of a hotline. NAIH ran an email hotline service dedicated to SMEs during the period of March 2019 and March 2020.Read publication
Who we are
The consortium brings together an extensive research experience and knowledge in the field of data protection and its governance that builds on the legacy of previous collaborative projects.
SupporT small And medium enterprises on the data protection Reform II (STAR II) ran 2018-2020. During this period the STAR II project:
Reviewed the state of the art in DPA awareness-raising activities (Deliverable D2.1 DPAs’ efforts to raise awareness among SMEs)
Analysed SMEs’ experience within first months of the functioning of the GDPR (D2.2 SMEs’ experience with the GDPR)
Ran an awareness raising campaign for SMEs about the hotline run by NAIH (D3.1 Report on the awareness-raising campaign)
Ran a hotline (12 months) to respond to SMEs’ email queries; based on these queries prepared a list of the most frequently asked questions (D3.2 Report on the hotline & D3.3 Report on the statistics and efficiency of the hotline)
Prepared a digital guidance for DPAs on good practices in running an e-mail hotline and raising SME awareness (D4.3.A Finalised guidance for DPAs), and
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SupporT small And medium enterprises on the data protection Reform II — STAR II 2019-2020