European Data Protection Digest

ICO: Personal Data Not Properly Valued

DATA PROTECTION—UK

February 26, 2010

People remain one of the biggest challenges to information security. That's according to Deputy Information Commissioner David Smith, who spoke at last week's Human Factors in Information Security Conference in London. Smith said a lack of awareness, training and communication, and a failure to enact protective policies are among the greatest hurdles to information security today, ComputerWeekly reports. Smith added that personal data is not properly valued, which leads to improper management structures and the need for governance. Smith also predicted that data breach notification requirements would be extended across all sectors within three years.
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