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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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5 Tips to Help Keep Your Personal Data Safe Online

The weeks leading up to and following Christmas are some of the busiest online shopping days of the year including Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales. It’s easy to get caught up in the marketing hype and, while people have their eyes on the best deals, fraudsters are just waiting to take.

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How should you store your confidential data before shredding

Storing your confidential waste isn’t just about making your workplace appear well-ordered and tidy. It’s more important than that – it’s about protecting your business from data breaches and information leaks that could lead to identity theft and business fraud. An old customer database could form a calling list for one of your competitors, or.

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