Category: Data recovery
20 August, 2012
If a third party is responsible for data loss then they should be accountable for the fines.
This is according to Jonathan Armstrong, lawyer at Duane Morris LLP, speaking to SC Magazine.
He said it is unfair for a company to stump up the fine when it was not their error that lead to data loss, claiming that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) should have the power to fine those directly responsible.
"If a third party loses my data then they should suffer the consequences as well," he told the source.
"There ought to be more of a debate on fines to NHS trusts, as a lot come out of patient care – we should consider a fine against those managers responsible and fines should be passed on to the guilty parties."
Organisations, including the NHS, are increasingly turning to third party providers to secure their information, particularly as they make the move to the cloud.
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Posted by Paulie Phillips