Online business should offer data protection
May 02 2012
Categories: Data Quality
Businesses that offer services online should focus on ensuring the safety of the data their customers enter, if one expert is to be believed.
Tony Neate, chief executive officer at Get Safe Online, advised consumers to only use websites that detail the protection of information at every stage of the transaction they are carrying out.
"Always think carefully before sharing your personal information over the phone or online and remember to use a strong password," he stated.
Mr Neate went on to claim the development of a security plan is "imperative" - advice that could ring true for many organisations. Investing in data management software could aid firms as they bid to become more organised and harder to breach.
He was speaking after an investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office found one in ten hard drives sold over the internet still holds some personal information.
Consumers and businesses could therefore work hard to eliminate the risk of it falling into the wrong hands.