The Importance of Protecting Data as a Business

Date: 6th March 2017
Author: Kieron Doyle

Business owners have to be aware of the legal issues of data that their company holds. Everyone has become more digitally connected in recent years, with all organisations holding vast swathes of information electronically. This data can be about clients, suppliers, employees, as well as data linked to goods and services, finances and anything else you can think of that is part of the fabric of the administration of a business.

A Culture of Data Protection

Anyone who handles personal data within a company is required to comply with the Data Protection Act, whether the HR team dealing with employees or sales staff with personal information about customers or potential customers.

How to Protect

As a business owner it is down to you to put in place systems that will keep data of this nature secure and accurate. Your staff should be aware that data should only be acquired for specific and lawful use and that not only is the information only retained for a certain period of time that it is useful, but also that it is made available to the person it relates to, if requested.

If you’d like to speak to a member of our team at Hampshire Business we’d be more than happy to help you put together a plan to protect the data linked to your business. Data protection should be a central policy that is constantly reviewed and looked after within a company, with all employees taking it seriously. We look forward to assisting you.

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