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How to protect your business from corporate identity theft and espionage

The loss of valuable company information can be damaging to a firm’s commercial fortunes as well as its reputation. We review some of the steps you can take to safeguard information artefacts that could help a competitor. Information can be a company’s most valuable asset. Customer records, intellectual property such as technical layouts, patents and.

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How organisations can keep healthcare confidential data secure

Medical records are a prime target for information thieves, making it essential for organisations to keep healthcare confidential data secure and dispose of in a responsible manner when no longer required. Medical records contain some of the most sensitive personal data to be found anywhere. As a result, they have high potential value for information thieves, and are.

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What is Data Protection Principle Seven, and what does it mean for you?

The 1998 Data Protection Act sets the rules for how UK businesses can gather, store and use people’s confidential data. The Act is organised around eight principles of data protection. They include the idea that personal data should be obtained and processed fairly and lawfully, that only the right data should be used, that data.

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Best practices for safeguarding your confidential data

Practically every organisation today holds confidential data on its customers. The Data Protection Act obliges firms to make sure such information is stored safely, kept confidential and not put to any unauthorised use. If confidential data does get lost or disclosed, the consequences can be embarrassment or reputational damage at best, serious legal liability at.

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