Encrypt or Pay, Businesses Told

SMEs should ensure electronic copies of customer information is properly encrypted.  So says the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) after the owner of a loans company was fined £5000 after a hard drive holding personal the personal and financial details of his customers were stolen from his car.  The hard drive was password protected but not encrypted.  ICO Head of Enforcement, Stephen Eckersley has warned all businesses that they “must encrypt any personal data stored on portable devices, where the loss of the information could cause clear damage and distress to the customers affected.”

For more information on this click the link below.

http://www.ico.org.uk/news/latest_news/2013/small-businesses-warned-about
-importance-of-encryption-after-London-sole-trader-fined-5000-26093013

Sc: Business Advisors News, MGBA, UKBA

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