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GDPR advice for independent garages

A self-help Garage Guide to GDPR is being launched to help independents comply with new data regulations.

The General Data Protection Regulation comes in next May and puts stricter controls on how and why dealers can gather, store and process personal data compliantly.

Now the Independent Garage Association (IGA) has announced it will publish a handbook, free to its members, and available to all independent garages through the RMI’s certification business.

This tailored guide will be reinforced with consultation support from the IGA’s team of specialist auditors, including a Quality Assurance certificate when the appropriate standard is met.

Stuart James, IGA director said: “There is currently a lot of publicity surrounding GDPR, leading to a degree of apprehension and uncertainty. We want to take this concern away and provide a bespoke solution specifically for small independent garages.

“Upon demonstrating compliance with the new GDPR regulation, we will be offering ongoing support to ensure consistent adherence.”

AM will host a GDPR conference covering the major aspects of the new EU legislation at the Hilton Doubletree, Milton Keynes, on 22nd February 2018.

The speakers include data experts from the Direct Marketing Association and cyber security experts.

For more information about the event – or to confirm your attendance by booking a place – visit

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