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Data Loss Prevention – why it matters

Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Every organisation in the UK that handles data digitally must register with the Information Commissioner’s Office and take reasonable steps to protect the integrity of their data.

In practice this means preventing the loss of your data as well – it isn’t enough to say you have been hacked, and the ICO will fine you for not protecting information. Our client Herbert Smith Freehills have an excellent piece on how fines are calculated here.

This is where pro-active DLP comes into play – rather than reacting to an extant loss of data you can configure your systems to only communicate the necessary information. As such your organisation can prevent data loss altogether when using IT systems such as Email, File-Transfer, Chat (e.g. MS Teams) and more.

Opswat have a short video below which shows you how easy their unique solution is to configure particular rules. Trusted by Government and Critical Infrastructure, you can rest assured that Pro-Active DLP will have the flex you need in order to protect your interests, and avoid fines.

Some of mid-sized clients lack a named Data Protection Officer or the expertise on challenging such a complex topic, as such we can recommend two providers to offer you the legal advice you ought to take when taking Data Protection into consideration.

The first is our client Herbert Smith Freehills – you can simply use the link above for contact details.

The second is Actinum, a smaller firm with whom we point SME clients to when they require legal advice on GDPR and Data Protection.

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