The ICO has today launched a self-assessment tool that will help small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) to assess their compliance with the Data Protection Act.
The toolkit provides handy links to relevant guidance and further information, and will generate a rating based on responses.
Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said:
"Good data protection practice makes business sense. It can lead to better, more efficient customer service and help to protect and enhance your reputation. It could also help you avoid a fine from the ICO."
The easy-to-use toolkit may be completed as one comprehensive assessment that embraces the key obligations that SMEs have in relation to processing their customers' or clients' personal information. Alternatively, it can be broken down into separate checklists so users can tailor it to their organisation’s particular needs and risks.