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How To Avoid Expensive Data Privacy Mistakes

DATA PROTECTION—UK

July 13, 2012

In light of recent headline-making fines from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), experts are looking at what needs to be done to keep organizations and businesses from making expensive data privacy mistakes. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, McDermott Will & Emery’s Rohan Massey discusses the importance of training and compliance. It’s critical businesses undertake a “360-degree review of their data lifecycle to establish the types of data, different processing, storage, sharing and destruction of data that takes place,” Massey writes, adding the ICO has made it clear that having a data-handling policy in place is not enough. Rather, organizations must be sure employees are aware of their legal obligations.
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