13 Jul Protect against data breaches
As the saying goes, ” It is only going to be as strong as the weakest link.”
This is especially true when it comes to data security and protection. A quick look up on the PDPC website (https://www.pdpc.gov.sg/Commissions-Decisions) it seems that more companies are getting penalised by the council and most of the breached are against the Protection obligation. Here are a few ways to help your company protect against data breaches.
Have a good data management process
It will be desirable to have a workflow system in place from the start of collecting data to the disposal of data. More often than not, data collected comes from different channels and likely be stored on both printed hardcopy and digital mediums. A good process will entail checks and restrictions on who and when data can be accessed. So it makes sense to have good storage and a robust IT system to minimise the chance of a breach.
Educate and have regular refreshers
Experts have identified that the weakest link in most data management systems is the human factor. So it is a good idea to keep everyone in the company familiar with the data management processes and the regulations. This ensures that everyone is on the same page and does the right thing at the right time.
Have a solid disposal regime
When data are no longer needed, it is best not to hold on to them. It is recommended to shred all hardcopy documents to an unrecoverable state and recycle them. The best way to do this is to get the right outsourced service provider that suits your needs. From different shred levels to performing it on-site, Tay Paper Recycling will definitely formulate a solution for you. Being a paper recycling company at its core, you can rest assured that there is a secured chain of custody from shredding to recycling, minimizing negative impacts to the environment.
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