ARC SME Awareness

In late 2019, in an extension of its activities in support of SMEs, the DPC agreed to partner with the Croatian Data Protection Authority, AZOP, and Vrije University in Brussels on an EU-Funded project (The ARC Project) specifically targeting SMEs. The purpose of the project is to increase compliance across the SME sector.

Initial engagement with SMEs began in Q1 of 2020 and will run for a further two years. Through this engagement - which includes surveys, roadshows and conferences - the project intends to develop a more detailed understanding of the climate in which SMEs are operating and how that might vary in response to geographical or other factors. The ultimate output from this project will be a suite of compliance resources that are informed by robust stakeholder insight and scalable according to the needs of the user.