Serious about data security

20 Apr 2017

Data matters

Data matters

Opus Trust Marketing handles millions of personal data records every week. Personal data can be defined as information relating to a living individual who can be identified from it. It includes sensitive details such as addresses, financial, legal and health information.

Not surprisingly then, security of data is crucial for businesses. Understanding the risks and the importance of data security will earn businesses their users and clients’ trust and will also protect them from hefty fines imposed in the event of data breaches.

What is data security and why is it important?

Data security is the process of protecting sensitive data from breaches, theft or any other malicious activity by unauthorised users either online or offline.

Many of our clients hold sensitive data for millions of people and organisations. A data breach makes them all potential victims of identity theft. Personal information can be hard to replace and potentially dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands.

Data security is important to protect businesses from financial loss or damage to credibility.

Laws and Standards

In the UK, the Data Protection Act is used to ensure that personal data is accessible to those whom it concerns, and provides redress to individuals if there are inaccuracies. From May 2018, a new EU data protection regime – The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – will oblige companies to report any incidents within 24 hours and will punish data breaches with fines of 4% of a company’s annual turnover.

Security is our priority

Opus Trust Marketing manages data electronically and physically. Our ISO 27001 certified Information Security Management System (ISMS) ensures that sensitive company information is managed systematically in a way that remains secure. We operate a secure site with further high security areas internally to guarantee the safety of client property at all times. Our bespoke IT system infrastructure has been designed with security as our number one priority to give peace of mind to our clients that we are protecting their customers’ data.

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