European Data Protection Digest

Online Information Security Initiative Raises Awareness

DATA PROTECTION—UK

January 22, 2010

An online information security training program is helping more than 250,000 public sector personnel reduce data loss incidents and handle personal data appropriately. The Cabinet Office and National School of Government created the program in response to multiple high-profile cases of data loss by government departments, according to a Guardian report. Sharon Wiltshire, head of information assurance professionalism at the Cabinet Office, says the new initiative has made an "invaluable contribution" to improved data security. A spokesperson for the Information Commissioner's Office told the Daily Dashboard the office has produced a guide to data protection to provide organisations with practical advice about the Data Protection Act and dispel myths.
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