CHAPTER 5: INFORMATION SECURITY AS PART OF DATA PROTECTION

An important component of data protection is also a wider concern for all organisations: information security. Not all data is personal data, but almost all data has value that the organisation has a vested interest in protecting. Although the GDPR and other data protection law focuses on protecting data subjects and preserving their rights, part of this necessarily includes information security, which has a much wider potential application.

Data security failures and cyber breaches can be catastrophic events for any organisation. Small organisations may well be wiped out simply by the nature of the breach or the immediate costs of dealing with it, and large corporations can be hit by ...

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