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ICO Releases Study Findings

DATA PROTECTION—UK

November 9, 2010

A survey commissioned by the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has revealed that private sector organizations lag behind public sector bodies in their knowledge of data protection principles, eWeek reports. While 60 percent of public sector organizations surveyed indicated awareness about securely storing personal information, 48 percent of private sector entities indicated the same. Only 14 percent of all organizations polled for the study could identify all eight data protection principles, the report states. On releasing the findings, Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said, "A strong awareness of data protection obligations is of fundamental importance to any organization. Businesses need to show they are taking data protection seriously."
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