IT & Data Protection Policies
If your business collects any form of information from customers it will most likely be, in some way or another, subject to the provisions of the UK's data protection legislation, which includes the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. In addition to data concerning customers, all businesses (with the exception of sole traders) will hold information about employees. The data protection legislation applies here too.
Data protection policies greatly assist in complying with the requirements of the data protection legislation by setting out clear procedures to be followed both by businesses and by data subjects.
Similarly important, and strongly related to data protection, is IT security. Keeping business IT systems secure and maintained is not only vital for the smooth-running of a business but also to complying with important data protection obligations. An IT Security Policy can provide invaluable guidance in this area.