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3. Why do you need network security (cont)


Even if data is not lost, there is a legal and moral obligation to keep much data confidential, such as

  • Identity information such as passport details, national insurance number, name and address.
  • Personal information such as medical records.
  • Financial information such as credit card number, bank details, salary.
  • Access information such as username / passwords for online computer games or social media.

Legal obligations

The UK Data Protection Act places legal obligations on all organisations to keep their sensitive data safe. If there is a data leak then the organisation can be prosecuted and face a hefty fine and even time in prison.

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Click on this link: What is Information Commissioner's Office ICO