Every organisation in the UK that processes personal data electronically is required to abide by data protection regulations. These are made up of the Data Protection Act 2018, the Digital Economy Act and the GDPR.
These regulations set out how organisations should look after personal data, there are also rules around CCTV and marketing.
There are strong penalties for those organisations that do not abide by these rules which are regulated by the Information Commissioners Office. The reputational damage of a breach can be even more detrimental to business.
People are becoming increasingly aware of privacy and privacy rules and much more protective of their personal data. It is important that businesses and other organisations show they also take personal privacy seriously and are not only aware of the regulations in place but are proactive in implementing steps to comply.