Are you confident that you are handling the data you obtain, collect and store about others legally?
The Data Protection Act has been in place since 1984: it was put in place to control the way information is handled and to give legal rights to people who have information stored about them; and it is going to change again soon under a new European Union Regulation.
- Have you notified the Information Commissioner‚Äôs Office (ICO) that you are using data about others?
- Have you notified the ICO precisely why you use data about others?
- Do you keep the data you hold about others for the right amount of time?
- Do you provide annual data protection staff training?
- Do you know exactly where all of your data is including CDs/USBs, spreadsheets etc?
- Are your websites prepared for the new ‚ÄúCookie Law‚ÄĚ?
- Are you confident that the data you store about others is not excessive or irrelevant?
- Is the data you hold about others kept safe and secure?
- Do you know if you are a data controller and/or data processor?
If you answered ‚Äėno‚Äô to any of these questions, you could be operating outside of the law.
The ICO can place fines of up to ¬£500,000 on organisations found guilty of breaching the Act; it is currently tackling unlawful activity in the private sector, industry by industry.
Use our expertise to assure your information.
- Make our expert data protection consultants part of your team;
- Implement our Inforamtion Assurance Toolkit to gain total control;
- Use our experience to improve your data governance;
- Subscribe your staff up to DatAWARE, our training and awareness program so that your staff understand their data responsibilities;
- Gain access to a dedicated advice line to answer all your data protection queries;
- Benefit from regular progress checks, to help you keep on track with ever-changing data protection laws.