On 17 October 2017, the ICO will launch a dedicated telephone service aimed at helping small businesses prepare for new data protection laws, which will go live on 1 November 2017.

The ICO has announced that the phone service will add to a package of tools and resources already available for organisations preparing for the GDPR. Businesses that have yet to begin preparing for the GDPR can access a range of resources on the ICO’s dedicated data protection reform web pages.

By the end of 2017, the ICO aims to publish a guide to GDPR. This will expand the content of the current overview to create a comprehensive guide comparable to the current Guide to Data Protection.