October 30th, 2019 Update: On March 29, 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, which formally started the process whereby the UK will leave the European Union. The original plan was for the UK to leave the EU on March 29th, 2019 but the process has proven to be very complicated and dates and outcomes have continued to shift. On October 28th, 2019, the EU agreed to push the extension deadline to January 31, 2020.
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Expansion Guide - UK Digital Environment
Many products and services rely on a digitally connected and savvy populace. Knowing the mobile, internet, digital, and online purchase behavior statistics will lead you toward a better decision for which countries to target and how to reach your target customers.
Use the Mobile - Internet Usage In The UK section for information and resources to guide you on the following steps:
Determine the internet penetration rate and its trajectory over time
Review how your product or service and your sales & marketing strategy are based on your current current market
Research how people access the internet in the UK to determine how you will change your product or service and your sales & marketing strategy for the new market
If you use ecommerce to sell your product, find out what British people buy online and who is buying it
Understand Data Protection Regulations In The UK:
Review how you collect, store, and transfer private data today
Obtain the proper legal assistance, as needed, from the recommended legal resources provided by Globig if you have any questions or concerns around compliance
Learn more about the UK digital environment in these related Globig Knowledge Base sections.
Mobile - Internet Usage In The UK
Data Protection Regulations In The UK
Use these resources to help you understand the mobile, internet, and digital behavior of the people and government of the UK.
Global Information Technology Report 2015
Google Consumer Barometer
Google Consumer Barometer Key Insights
Google Consumer Barometer Graph Builder
Statista: Statistics and studies from more than 18,000 sources
Pew Research Center: Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions.
Data Protection Act
Information Commissioner’s Office: Determining what information is “data” for the purposes of the DPA
Information Commissioner’s Office: What is personal data?—a quick reference guide
Information Commissioner’s Office: Determining what is personal data
Information Commissioner’s Office: Collecting information about your customers—small business checklist
Information Commissioner’s Office: Outsourcing: A guide for small and medium-sized businesses—Data Protection Act
Information Commissioner’s Office: Data controllers and data processors: what the difference is and what the governance obligations are—Data Protection Act
Information Commissioner’s Office: Deleting personal data—Data Protection Act
Information Commissioner’s Office: Assessing adequacy: international data transfers—Data Protection Act
Information Commissioner's Office: Data sharing code of practice
Information Commissioner’s Office: Data sharing checklists
Information Commissioner's Office: The employment practices code
Information Commissioner’s Office: Quick guide to the employment practices code—Data Protection Act
Information Commissioner’s Office: Personal information online code of practice—Data Protection Act
Information Commissioner’s Office: Protection personal data in online services: learning from the mistakes of others
Information Commissioner’s Office: Privacy notices code of practice
Information Commissioner’s Office: How we deal with complaints and concerns
Information Commissioner's Office: Data Protection Regulatory Action Policy
Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations
Information Commissioner’s Office: Privacy in mobile apps
Are you ready to explore what service providers are available to help you on the ground in the UK?
The Globig Marketplace contains vetted, quality service providers who can help you. Review your options, learn more about them, and even send them an RFI.
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