Ely, England, 28 June 2011 – ITGovernance Ltd, the global leader in DPA compliance information, standards, books, tools and training is reminding UK organisations handling personal data due to the nature of their business of their obligation to comply with the set of legal requirements, best practice and industry guidelines on how they store information. Both private and public sector organisations are subject to the Data Protection Act (DPA).
News regarding the latest data protection breach at Travelodge has, again, highlighted that cyber attacks are becoming increasingly more commonplace. The incident has been reported to the UK's Information Commissioner, who has the power to levy fines of up to £500,000 on companies or organisations which are shown to have failed to protect personal information entrusted to them.
How can organisations avoid heavy penalties and reputation damage? As a minimum, organisations should carry out a DPA compliance audit to establish what still needs to be put in place and to establish lines of responsibility. A comprehensive risk assessment will expose the vulnerabilities and identify the need for cyber security measures.
There 10 simple steps that, if followed, can dramatically increase any organisation’s levels of data protection. A free guide can be downloaded here www.itgovernance.co.uk/infosec/keep-safe-online.aspx.
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