Support for handling data breaches

If your organisation processes personal confidential information you must take appropriate measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction of or damage to that information. Sadly, you cannot eliminate all risk that something will go wrong.

IGS-L can help you to put policies and procedures in place that will ensure that if you do have a data breach you contain the immediate problem efficiently and effectively, notify appropriate bodies including patients where applicable, take appropriate steps to prevent a recurrence, identify the root causes of the problem to ensure that you manage further risk and learn lessons from the experience.

The robust and timely management and containment of a data breach could limit the resulting damage to your reputation and potential monetary penalties from the Information Commissioner’s office.