Daily DashboardEuropean Data Protection Digest

Making the Business Case for Data Protection


March 5, 2010

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) wants businesses to put a value on personal information and invest in systems to protect it, reports eWeek. The ICO released a report this week to help organizations make a business case for data protection. The Privacy Dividend report includes tools and calculation sheets to help companies assess the value of the information they hold. "No organisation can neglect to protect people's privacy," said Information Commissioner Christopher Graham. "This report provides organisations with the tools to produce a financial business case for data protection, ensuring privacy protection is hardwired into organisational culture and governance."
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