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The Knowledge Guide to Data Protection 1: Introduction To Data Protection
Data is a key commodity for any business that, if used properly, can turn around a business but, if misused, can have serious consequences not only from a reputational perspective but also a criminal perspective. Therefore, good data management is crucial. To quote Christopher Graham, a previous ICO Commissioner, “Data is like a rock star, it needs good management otherwise it trashes everything”.
This guide is intended to be a crash course on data protection in the UK. By the end of this guide, you should have a basic understanding of what is personal data and the key principles that underpin the UK’s current data protection regime.