Friday, 10 May 2013

Does your company breach data protection law?


A shocking 87% of small businesses experienced a data breach in the last year, according to the 2013 Information Security Breaches Survey, launched last week by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills in the UK.

Unlike large businesses, SMEs tend not to have the resources to have a dedicated Information Control Officer. Therefore, it is even more important to have robust data protection protocols in place so that every employee understands data protection. In effect every individual has to share this responsibility!

Over one-third of SMEs in the UK do not have any protocols in place for storing and destroying the confidential information they hold. Over three quarters provide no training on information security and a similar number do not destroy electronic storage devices properly. 

At EMERGE we provide fully compliant and secure confidential document shredding and IT destruction services for organisations and schools across Greater Manchester. Click on the link below to see our new hard-drive destruction machine in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1WsGpaveFg. 

We also collect all grades of dry recyclables as well as IT+WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment).

Call us on 0161 223 8200 for a quote today or visit www.emergemanchester.co.uk. We are here to help you be data compliant and environmentally responsible at the same time.




Source: http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/smes-at-risk-from-lack-of-attention-to-data-protection-206386251.html


For more information about the survey, visit: 
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/191671/bis-13-p184es-2013-information-security-breaches-survey-executive-summary.pdf

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