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Leading LCV Dealership Announces Data Protection Officer Ahead of GDPR Deadline


Award winning commercial vehicle dealer David Spear is pleased to announce Sarah Spear as its Data Protection Officer (DPO) in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR will come into force in the UK on 25th May 2018, and as an industry that relies on and values customer data, the new legislation is particularly relevant.

“GDPR sets new rules for how companies will govern the storage and processing of sensitive data belonging to both customers and staff members. In light of this, the automotive industry is forced to rethink and evaluate how customer’s driving records, payment details, personal information and other details are stored and used,” said Sarah Spear.

As company secretary, Sarah brings over two decades of automotive knowledge and strategic leadership to her new role.

Sarah will provide alignment and coverage across David Spear Commercials on all GDPR activity. Her solid understanding of the principle and practice of data processing comes from attending frequent seminars and extensive research. This has developed expert knowledge on all aspects of GDPR, including the enforcement of correct procedures, tools and monitoring methods. As the new DPO, Sarah will be responsible for delivering GDPR guidance, management and recommendations for operational solutions.

“There is a lot of publicity surrounding GDPR, therefore it is important to take away any uncertainty from our customers and members of staff whilst reassuring both parties that their personal data is fully protected. My appointment will assist the company’s effort to become GDPR prepared as we approach May 25th. New processes will be adopted to continue fine tuning policies until David Spear Commercials meets the needs to be GDPR compliant,” concluded Sarah.


Over the past 6 years, Rachel has been working specifically within the digital marketing space and has worked with some of the country’s top brands. During this time, Rachel was a key attribute to the success of our sister product, Recruitment Buzz, which has firmly established itself as one of the leading publications within the Recruitment sector. Drawing on her knowledge and experience, Rachel has developed a genuine understanding of how content can engage and compel an audience.

Having a passion for travel and culture, Rachel left her hometown of Cardiff to pursue studies and travel and after several years away, Rachel returned to Cardiff and firmly established herself within the development of Business News Wales. Rachel is now responsible for every aspect of web management, marketing and overall production of the Business News Wales brand.

Having learnt some invaluable skills within the marketing industry, Rachel is often called upon for her skills and knowledge of WordPress, HTML, email marketing software, Photoshop design and social media tools.


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