Guidance on the types of Encryption available

The ICO have provided some insight into how encryption works and the encryption options available to you and your organisation to help you keep personal information secure.

ICO Guidance on the use of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is term used to describe a wide range of technologies, so it is important to be clear about what we mean by cloud computing in this guidance.

Information Commissioner’s Office Practical Guide to IT Security

“Keeping your IT systems safe and secure can be a complex task and does require time, resource and specialist knowledge. If you have personal data within your IT system you need to recognise that it may be at risk and take appropriate measures to secure it.” Download this report here .

Data Protection Registration, Self Assessment

Under the Data Protection Act individuals and organisations that process personal information need to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), unless they are exempt.

By going through the following questions, you will be able to decide if you – as an individual or on behalf of your business or organisation – need to register with the ICO.
It should take 1-5 minutes to complete.

Register (notify) under the Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every data controller (eg organisation, sole trader) who is processing personal information to register with the ICO, unless they are exempt.

More than 370,000 organisations are currently registered.

Smart Phone Security

Smartphones are revolutionising how millions of us go online each day, but they also carry some risks. Should your smartphone fall into the wrong hands, it is a potential treasure trove of information. If you download a rogue application, it’s even possible for hackers to hijack your phone without it leaving your side.

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