Data protection is immensely important for any business that operates in the digital age. Data protection is more than just the Data Protection Act 1998, it is about ensuring that your company’s ‘crown jewels’, the data, is protected against loss and theft. Data theft is an unfortunate aspect of business in the modern world. Sadly, it is very often an internal problem. In recent surveys it was found that 85 percent of employees admitted to taking company documents and information they had created and that 30 percent of employees admitted to taking company documents and information they had not personally created.
How many of us have interviewed a prospective sales candidate who has boasted about their ‘little black book’ of contacts. Where did these come from? Usually their last employer! There are, however, steps that can be taken to minimise the risk of data theft and at Corozon we understand what these might be.
We must not forget, however, data protection from the risk of theft of loss caused by third parties. Data loss is often catastrophic for businesses and we understand this. Data theft can be crippling for a business if that data is subsequently used elsewhere and to the benefit of another business. At Corozon we can help you to protect your business against data loss either through internal or external means.