The rules about data protection and privacy can be confusing and difficult to follow. Failure to comply with the regulations can be costly, not only financially but in terms of a loss of reputation. You should know how these rules affect your business and have in place policies for your employees regarding the use of computers, electronic media, confidentiality and a number of related issues. In addition, GDPR will affect website design, the use of the Cloud and other data management issues. You should know how to comply with these rules given the new powers of the Information Commissioner’s Office to impose fines and take other actions which can adversely affect your business.