On 1 November 2017, the ICO will launch a dedicated telephone service aimed at helping small businesses prepare for the upcoming changes to data protection law under the GDPR.

There are already resources on the ICO website (ico.org.uk) to help organisations employing fewer than 250 people prepare for the GDPR. The new phone line will offer additional, personal advice to small organisations that still have questions.

Individuals from small organisations should dial the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113 and select option 4 to be diverted to staff who can offer support. As well as advice on preparing for the GDPR, callers can ask questions about current data protection rules and other legislation regulated by the ICO, including electronic marketing and Freedom of Information.