Information Commissioner warns of data breaches

06 August 2014

The Information Commissioner has published details of some recent data breaches found in the legal profession. They have shared some practical advice emerging from these cases which is potentially of value to payroll specialists and others who also have a continuing reliance on paper records.

The announcement from the Information Commissioner contains some useful practical tips for minimising the risk of large fines arising from data breaches. This advice focusses particularly on those who need to use both paper and electronic records, which is of course a common feature of the payroll industry.