Since the original Data Protection Act of 1998, the communications world has progressed rapidly and we now have amazing modern technology. Both our working lives and personal lives revolve around the use of technologies such as the Internet, email, mobile telephones, online shopping, online banking and social media.

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There are, however, many well-publicised dangers associated with the use of all this modern technology. There are also many ways data protection legislation could be breached, meaning it is now commonplace for people’s personal and sensitive data to be misused.

What this means for you
You will need:

  • Encrypted software
  • Encrypted emails to send to third parties i.e. other providers of dental care
  • Anti-virus software to prevent, detect and remove software viruses
  • The use of strong passwords
  • Hardware backup
  • Social media policies