Data Protection For Care Providers – Back To Basics
- Sensitive personal data is being lost at a rate of 4 breaches per day according to campaign group Big Brother Watch.
- The Information Commissioner recently issued a fine of £180,000 for the loss of a computer containing customer data.
- Fulfilling the obligations of the Data Protection Act is a legal requirement for all UK organisations that process personal data.
Every single member of staff who handles data has a responsibility to comply with the Data Protection Act, and it is important for organisations to ensure all their staff are trained and reminded of the importance of safe data handling, and confidentiality obligations.