How is the risk checker rating calculated?

PORT provides a free GDPR risk checker to give you an indication of how GDPR safe your business is. 

The risk checker is applicable to all UK businesses and is based on key high-level principles of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as outlined by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO, last updated Jan 2020.

As you work your way through the Risk Checker, each answer given goes towards calculating your rating. Answering "No" is not calculated the same as answering "Not Sure", so be sure to try and use the most appropriate answers.


At the end of the risk checker, all of your answers are taken into to account to provide you with a risk rating ranging from "Very Low" to "Very High". Your results analysis is broken down into three categories displayed below your rating.

A recommendation is also provided based on the most high-risk area of concern highlighted by the risk checker.