The ICO's new power to issue monetary penalties came into force on 6 April 2010, allowing the ICO to serve notices requiring organisations to pay up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act.
“Good data controllers will know not to overreact to this news. They will already have procedures to properly handle personal data in accordance with the Act” says Stephen Hoare, Kensington’s Security Business Development Director.
Common sense policies combined with an office culture that fosters and expects security lock usage can be quickly implemented by adopting the principles set out in Kensington’s Corporate Security Policy. The policy is written by research analysts IDC and can be easily implemented by organisations large and small.
Hoare concludes: “Organisations will find that the policy document can be the catalyst of cultural change to safeguard itself, its employees and its customers against the chain reaction of disastrous events that can be triggered by the optimistic theft of an unprotected laptop.”
Start a cultural change in your office today by creating your own awareness poster: http://www.kensingtoneurope.com/posters.aspx?language=en
Kensington were proud to support the Council of Europe’s Data Protection Day in January when it officially announced it’s Logon-Lockon campaign. Visit the campaign microsite to download Kensington’s Corporate Security Policy.
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