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What is Data Protection?

The Data Protection Act 1998 governs how your personal data is used by organisations, businesses and the government. Personal data is data which relates to a living individual who can be identified from the contents of the data. If the data provides particular information about an individual or is focussed on them, then it can be viewed as personal data and will be protected by the Data Protection Act.

Security breaches affect 90% of large organisations

The most recent report by the Information Security Breaches Survey 2015 confirms what most of us probably suspect – that the online world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place. Of all the security breaches uncovered by the survey, 50% of the worst were caused by human error, 10% were uncovered by accident and only 46% were discovered within a day of them occurring.
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