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ICO Less Likely to Issue Fines to Companies Who Train Staff

The Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK has issued a statement that organisations who train their staff in data security will be less likely to receive a fine or monetary penalty. The ICO recommends that at least 80% of an organisation’s staff are trained on how to handle sensitive data and keep it secure from data breaches, with a spokeswoman stating that “reasonable steps” must be taken to secure data, with “full account of the facts” taken into consideration in the event of a data breach being discovered.


At least 80% of an organisation’s staff should be trained on keeping data secure. Human error remains the top cause of data breaches.

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