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GDPR Certification & Accreditation
GDPR Certification

GDPR Certification

Demonstrating the Legal Compliance of SME's

GDPR certification refers to becoming legally compliant with GDPR. S.H.I.E.L.D is Transition Law's own GDPR certification scheme, operated by experienced data protection legal advisors, who can assess and supply accreditation to any small or medium sized business in the UK. Use of the S.H.I.E.L.D logo, member benefits and other advantages are available FREE of charge to any GDPR compliant business.


The Assessment Process

Business owners register to become a S.H.I.E.L.D holder, and once in contact with a member of the program management team, they will be asked to supply evidence of their compliance for FREE assessment.

The assessment is subjective, based on the GDPR requirement that compliance must be "bespoke" to the business concerned. Consequently, the assessment will consider the individual character of each business. However, the following objective criteria will always be included:

  1. ICO Registration (where necessary)
  2. Identify a responsible individual and assess duties.
  3. Bespoke, compliant, written, policy document(s)
  4. Online compliance. (where applicable)
  5. Staff Training. (where applicable)
  6. Provision for review and updating.

Example of GDPR compliance certification, as displayed on the page of each accredited member, on the S.H.I.E.L.D portal.

If your business is compliant under data protection legislation, your are entitled to FREE GDPR certification and S.H.I.E.L.D membership. Use it to demonstrate your compliant status and enjoy unique member benefits.

Register for FREE


Lichfield Business Improvement District (BID)

Chasewater Railway, Cannock (Reg. Charity)

Simply Naturals PLC, Surrey


Post Assessment Actions

Following a successful assessment:

  1. A unique page will be created on the S.H.I.E.L.D portal and allocated a reference number.
  2. The business will be issued with the S.H.I.E.L.D logo to use on their website, emails, stationary, etc.
  3. The successful applicant will be contacted by the S.H.I.E.L.D team to explain member benefits and offer advice.

Following an unsuccessful assessment:

  1. The S.H.I.E.L.D team will contact the applicant.
  2. If very minor changes are needed for compliance, advice may be given to achieve this, at the discretion of the team.
  3. If major errors are present the application will be rejected.
  4. Re-submissions will be accepted, subsequent to alterations.
  5. If remedial work is required, professional intervention may be advised.

Contact Us

Supported by the Chambers of Commerce, voluntary membership to the S.H.I.E.L.D GDPR certification program provides a very useful, FREE business tool. If you have a query about S.H.I.E.L.D, please CONTACT US and a member of the program management team will respond as soon as possible.