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Category: Data management
11 October, 2012
News of government bodies accidentally or maliciously leaking data is sadly more commonplace than it should be, with the NHS hitting the headlines over the past few months for data breaches.
To overcome this problem, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has dished out huge fines to the NHS who are guilty of data breach.
The largest fine has been £325,000, which was given to Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals after hard drives were stolen online.
Given the confidential and sensitive nature of the data that the NHS deals with, it is no surprise that the fines have been so severe.
Although many have been outraged by the size of the fines, the ICO believes that they serve as a warning to other, smaller companies.
It has called the fines "a very important way to discourage others from making the same data protection mistakes".
Businesses must have a strong data management system in place to avoid breaches of this nature.
Data is at the core of most modern businesses. Kroll Ontrack provides services and software to help you better manage key data such as MS Exchange and SharePoint.
Posted by Paulie Phillips