European Data Protection Digest

ICO Issues SME Guidance

DATA PROTECTION—UK

June 21, 2012

UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has launched a new guide aimed at helping small- and medium-sized businesses comply with data protection laws and avoid fines, reports Public Service UK. Noting that his office has already issued more than £1.5 million in penalties for failures to “take the necessary measures to keep peoples’ data secure,” Graham says this guide will help smaller organisations "significantly reduce the risks of a serious data loss and the reputational and financial damage that can result." The guide includes information on minimising the amount of data organisations store, updating systems and securing data in transit--as well as identifying problems.
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