Data Protection: Pevention Is Better Than Cure

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 16 July 2013
Michelle Ryan
Ronan Daly Jermyn
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Michelle Ryan from Ronan Daly Jermyn, Cork, has highlighted data protection obligations and preventing theft of confidential information that will interest Legal-Island email subscribers:


The emergence of cloud computing, schemes such “Bring Your Own Device to Work” and the ever increasing use of social media sites as part of business, has meant that the theft of confidential information in soft copy form has become a critical issue. 

High capacity portable data storage devices, such as USB drives, have made it easy to copy large quantities of data from almost any computer.  The damage that can be caused to an organisation by data theft has resulted in recognition

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Michelle Ryan
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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