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One of the most uncertain issues in the current political climate has to be Brexit. The past few months have been rather turbulent in terms of negotiations, and it’s still up in the air as to what will happen when the country leaves the European Union. But, one question on many businesses’ lips is ‘how will Britain’s exit affect GDPR?’

While we know that nothing is set in stone regarding policies and strategy, at Q2Q, we’ve decided to pen a short and easy-to-digest blog to give SMEs some clarity on the cloudy situation, and offer insight into what the temperature of the GDPR pool is looking like post-exit – whether it’s a deal or no-deal outcome.

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In the lead up to the introduction of GDPR – and in the weeks since – we’ve shared plenty of advice surrounding email marketing and how to ensure your mailshots are compliant with the new regulation. We’ve even put together a short animation covering the basics – perfect for anyone with a short attention span!

But one area that still seems to be baffling people is the process of opting in/out – and more specifically, how to ensure you’re making this procedure clear and simple for those you’re emailing.

Published in GDPR
Monday, 16 April 2018 08:00

Are you sure you want to click send?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), sending compliant marketing emails can seem like navigating a minefield. To help you along the way, we've compiled a short video with some essential dos and don'ts, to make sure you're on track before you click send.

So, if you’re confused about what the GDPR entails – or not sure how to continue spreading the word about your SME without breaking the rules – make sure you check them out!


For further information on sending GDPR-compliant marketing emails, check out our blog or get in touch to hear more about our GDPR support services!

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Time is surely flying – even though the recent weather has us feeling like spring is a long way off, there’s a certain data protection regulation that’s creeping around the corner…

You might have read about the findings from our recent GDPR survey already, so learning that more than half of SMEs are worried or indifferent towards the impending legislation will come as no surprise! And there’s been plenty more on the subject of SME preparations and attitudes towards the new regulation in the news of late, following research conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

So, instead of boring you with more lines of facts and figures, check out this 2-minute video of our findings from the poll (complete with a jazzy little tune)…


Keen to find out more about our GDPR services? Get in touch!

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Recent research commissioned by North West IT specialist Q2Q IT has revealed that a third of respondents are worried about the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Due to be implemented on 25 May this year, this EU-wide directive is set to replace the existing Data Protection Act 1998 and will govern how organisations can obtain, process and retain personal information.

Published in Q2Q News

As the GDPR edges ever closer, time is running out for businesses to achieve compliance before the financial penalties kick in. Our MD Andrew recently shared his compliance expertise with the Manchester Business Post and explained why the DPIA is one test that shouldn’t be missed.

You can read the article in full below…

Published in GDPR

This month, our MD Andrew appeared in Chartered One – the quarterly magazine for chartered accountants in the North West. If you didn’t manage to get your hands on a copy, you can read his clear-cut compliance advice in full here…

Published in GDPR
Monday, 13 November 2017 08:15

How to get your SME GDPR-ready

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now only a matter of months away, how should you be preparing your SME for the new rules? Our MD Andrew recently shared some essential, straight-talking guidance with SME Web – if you missed the feature, you can read it in full here…

Published in GDPR

You might have already seen that we’re appearing at some exciting events in November to talk all things GDPR – we haven’t exactly kept it quiet! But with something so important as data protection legislation, nothing good will come out of pretending it’s not happening, which is why we’re helping spread the word.

Published in GDPR

As more and more SMEs begin to realise the importance of getting a head-start on GDPR compliance, we’ve been out and about helping them understand where changes need to be made in their personal data processing.

Of course, every company is different – no two organisations handle data in identical ways and processes differ considerably from sector to sector. The steps to achieving compliance for a marketing agency will vary from those required by a legal firm, for example.

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