Data Protection

Businesses are under an increased threat of a data breach. Data breaches are becoming an increasingly common occurrence and current regulations require each business to be able to demonstrate they have taken every possible step to keep their data secure, conform to GDPR compliance and followed the necessary processes within their ISO accreditations.

Data breaches can impact a business in a variety of ways.

It is vital to assess your risk exposure regarding the security of personal data.

What is Data Protection?

Data protection is all about constructing a plan to protect information, in accordance with GDPR compliance at a minimum. Data privacy includes protecting data while also maintaining availability and integrity of the data interest and information shared with a person entering your organizations site, systems or CRM.

Best practices involve data controllers creating a data security strategy of some sort, designed to benefit users and the organization. Utilizing protection is a must for any organization that collects or handles sensitive data from people in any way. The definition of data protection is pretty clear. We are responsible for preventing the loss of data in any amount should some sort of incident occur. By partnering with Cleartec, we can ensure you have the correct systems in place and advise you on the latest solutions to make this process easier.

Assessing Your Risk Exposure Regarding The Security of Personal Data

One of the first steps to improving information security in a business is being able to highlight the strong points and weaknesses in the organisation’s security framework. With a greater understanding of current vulnerabilities, businesses are able to create policies to mitigate against potentially damaging data breach.

A Cleartec Discovery Audit is a great way to start.

Data Protection and Compliance: What You Need to Know

Data protection and data privacy are often terms that are used interchangeably. However, they are really two separate terms.

Data protection is all about the policies and ensuring a data controller and a strategy is in place to protect the private data. Data privacy puts actions into place to ensure that the privacy of personal data is accounted for. Try not to mistake the two, even though they work closely together.

When considering data protective stances, there are guidelines for the UK set about by European Parliament (EU), as well as guidelines for the United States that have been placed as regulations. Data protection officers have a big role under the GDPR rulings to protect personal data with a minimum for compliance standards.

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Data Protection: What Systems Should You Have in Place?

When incorporating technology and systems, consider what personal data must be in a protective state and how you can approach that. Many sites use cookies for research purposes, which really provides them with a plethora of personal info that they must protect when they gather it. When you review the GDPR requirements, you can expect to utilize many of the following systems in some manner.

The Importance of Data Protection as a Business

As a business of any kind, it’s up to you to take the right steps to mitigate breaches and have a plan should they occur. Customers, visitors, and employees alike want to rest assured in the ability to have protected information. They rely on reliability, accessibility, and integrity, and we should do our best to provide them with a sense of security in every manner that we can.

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