Whilst rarely as high profile as this, businesses and companies can be at risk of hacking and computer viruses through their every day activities. Anyone holding personal information, whether it be in relation to employees, customers or suppliers, is under a duty to protect that information and to be registered with the Information Commissioners Office under the Data Protection Act 1998.
As well as risking fines for non-compliance, if there were a breach of security then the reputational damage to a business can be huge.
The law around Data Protection can be complex and if you have any queries or concerns then we would recommend speaking to a professional advisor.
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