A new book on how to build effective GDPR compliance for startups gives step-by-step guidance in a highly regulated world of data processing. DataEthics.eu has given expert opinion along with many prominent expert sources, and the book entails a lot of great case stories to be inspired by.
“The more control you give customers over how you process data, the better. It help to build good relationships. It’s also worthwhile thinking about only collect the data you need – the less data you have the lower risk you have if there is a breach,” says Pernille Tranberg in the new book ‘GDPR for Startups and Scaleups – A Practical Guide’ by Ben Martin, who has been the Director of Privacy a the Danish company TrustPilot since 2021.
Ben Martin hopes his book can help smaller companies kickstart data protection without slowing down their business.
“My tech experience has given me a front-row seat to the different challenges faced by both scale-up and publicly traded organisations when it comes to data protection, especially around prioritisation and resource allocation,” Ben Martin writes on his website and continues: “But it was a conversation with a friend who was a solo lawyer at a startup that opened my eyes to the extra struggles faced by startups, where resources can be particularly tight. This got me thinking: What really matters for startups and scaleups in the world of data protection? And at what point do they need to focus on it?”
The book covers GDPR in every detail and it is appreciated that the author states that it could be an option to use as many UK and EU suppliers as possible to avoid headaches like the ones many have faced when using Google Analytics. At the moment, there is a political deal between the EU and the US, som GA can be used, but it is very likely that the European organisation Noyb.eu will initiate a case for the third time at the European Court who previously made GA illegal to use (ShcremsI and SchremsII).
What is missing in the book is more concrete examples of what services in the UK and EU businesses could use instead of the typically big tech services. However, you can find inspiration here: DataEthics.eu/tools