Data Protection Act – Is your Business at risk?


We’ll help you answer these questions:

It is an obligation of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) that all businesses handling Personal and/or sensitive Data are registered with the ICO. It is important these businesses put in place the essential Information Security Policies and train all their employees on a regular basis. Failure to do so puts these businesses at risk of legal action, fines and reputational damage if a data breach occurs.
The Information Commissioner’s Office is empowered to:
  • Issue monetary penalty notices, requiring organisations to pay up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act
  • Serve enforcement notices and ‘stop now’ orders where there has been a breach, requiring organisations to take specified steps in order to ensure they comply with the law;
  • Serve information notices requiring organisations to provide the Information Commissioner’s Office with specified information within a certain time period;
  • Issue undertakings committing an organisation to a particular course of action in order to improve its compliance;
  • Prosecute those who commit criminal offences under the Act;
Why not take 3 mins to check your risk with our Online “Online Data Protection Act Risk Assessment“.
Check Your Risk Online
If your business handles personal and/or sensitive data you must firstly register your business with the ICO and put in place an information security management policy in order to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)
Take the ICO Self Assessment.
Metanoia offers a complete end-to-end solution including:
  • Identification & assessment of security risks
  • Risk mitigation measures
  • Information security policies
  • Staff training
  • Fully comprehensive documentation
  • Optional updates
It depends on the size and type of your organisation. E.g. For a sole trader it can cost as little as £99. For larger organisations with employees and systems Metanoia will be happy to arrange a quote.
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How will Metanoia help your Business achieve compliance?

Together with our partners we have developed a methodology that simplifies and reduces the cost of achieving compliance with the DPA. This will ensure you can implement the essential information security policies quickly and cost effectively.
  • Comprehensive literature and guides
  • Worksheets to simplify and speed up the process
  • Policy Templates on all aspects that the Law has specified
  • Staff training and online assessments
  • Certification in accordance with BS ISO/IEC 27014:2013

Once we have taken your organisation through this process Metanoia will provide you with an Information Security Status Report and a Certificate prepared in accordance with the principles outlined in BS ISO/IEC 27014:2013 “Information Security Corporate Governance”. The report and certificate can then be used to demonstrate to your clients and prospects that you protect their data.

And help You Achieve this:

Information Security Certificate

Our tried and trusted approach has helped many firms to implement best practice in Information Security and we have a comprehensive toolkit with experts to guide you through the red tape of DPA compliance. Metanoia offers a complete solution starting with a Risk Review of your business done by one of our accredited experts. We then provide you with a personalised Information Security Roadmap with a corrective action plan.

 

To find out how Metanoia can help your Business reduce risk and overheads, arrange for us to contact you Click Here or Alternatively talk to one of our Corporate Advisors on 02477 712220