Data protection is the act of safeguarding sensitive digital information from unauthorized access and theft. This isn’t done only to protect data, but to also protect the rights of those who own the data. In the UK, all businesses and organisations must be compliant with the Data Protection Act 2018, the UK’s implementation of the GDPR. Keeping data safe is important, as businesses need to make sure that sensitive information cannot be stolen and used by hackers, which will usually always result in large legal repercussions.
In this blog Imagefix take a look at the importance of data protection and ways you can keep your data secure.
Any personal information that is stored by your business, whether it is customer or employee records, transactions, or data collection is legally required to be protected. The sensitivity of this information means that a security fault or violation can result in large fines or even prison sentences. Examples of common data a businesses might store include:
The guidelines of the GDPR are laid out by the Independent Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to help businesses gain a clearer understanding of how data can be used and what needs to be done to protect it.
There are a number of ways in which data can be kept secure, with the most common ones being:
So just what can you do to make sure your data is safe and sound from criminals? Here are a few tips we recommend to help you cover you tracks:
Do you need a sure-fire way to make sure your business’ data is secure? Let Imagefix help you with GDPR compliance, call us today on 01525 715608
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