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Why breaking data protection law is easier than you think

The Data Protection Act covers many different types of record, both paper and digital. As recently released ICO figures show, many organisations are finding it a challenge to comply with the legislation. Are you aware of your obligations under the Data Protection Act? If not, your business could be breaking the law without being aware.

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Data security incidents in the health sector

The latest figures for security breaches in the healthcare sector show all too clearly why hospitals, surgeries and other medical organisations need to take particular care with confidential data. In the figures for 2016 data security breaches recently released by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), healthcare was far and away the worst-performing sector, accounting for.

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Where did data security go wrong in 2016?

The latest figures from the ICO vividly illustrate the challenge facing those involved with data security, and the many possible ways that data can be lost or compromised. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released its latest data on data security breaches in 2016, along with information on actions they have taken – and it.

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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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