The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has received over 1,000 reports of data breaches or losses since it was set up, and has issued a stern reminder that organisations must ensure that data is well protected. The biggest culprit is the NHS. The ICO’s Security Breaches Report shows the breakdown of breaches.
As we’ve said on our website (Data Protect Act Penalties), sooner or later the ICO will start levying fines for egregious breaches of the DPA – it would make sense to get one’s DPA compliance house in order before that happens, wouldn’t it? Simply buying and using the tools in our DPA Compliance Toolkit would prepare most organisations to face the worst!