The ICO have reported that the number of data breaches has risen by 58% in the last year. The breaches have come from a whole range of different companies and businesses, including local authorites, schools and estate agents.
According to Christopher Graham (Information Commissioner), businesses are taking the protection of their customer’s data more seriously and as a result, more breaches are being reported. There has also been a 26% rise in the number of companies who now understand the Data Protection Act’s requirements for keeping personal information secure.
However, 3 in every 4 people still do not believe their data is secure online. Graham stresses that the private sector “does not seem to be putting its knowledge to good use”. Although awareness has risen, implementation and follow-through still needs to be put in place for many businesses and local authorities.
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