Data Protection Toolkit

Businesses need to understand the key legal obligations they have when dealing with personal data about customers, suppliers, employees or any other individual who may be encountered during the course of business.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a new toolkit for businesses to use to help increase awareness among their staff of the importance of handling data securely and confidentially. The toolkit provides a range of free downloadable materials including posters, bin stickers and postcards for businesses to use in all staff areas.

The ICO has also started offering advisory visits to businesses, in addition to its data protection audits.  The visits are aimed at SMEs that process significant volumes of personal information or sensitive personal data.

For advice on Commercial Law and Employment Law please contact:

Roland Callaby
Neil Howlett
Andy Hambleton