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28 February 2016

Data protection self-assessment toolkit for businesses


What steps will you take to improve data security in your business today?

To mark the annual Data Protection Day, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched a new data protection self-assessment tool for small and medium-sized businesses.

The tool will help businesses to assess if they are complying with the data protection legislation.

What’s in the data protection toolkit?

The easy-to-use toolkit provides handy links to relevant guides and information, and generates a rating based on responses.

It may be completed as one comprehensive assessment that embraces the key obligations that businesses have in relation to processing their customers’ or clients’ personal information. Alternatively, the tool can be broken down into separate checklists so users can tailor it to their organisation's particular needs and risks.

Use the ICO's toolkit to assess your compliance with the Data Protection Act (link is external).

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