Data fine is a lesson for us all

The Meetings and Events industry handles an incredible amount of data – registration details, email addressees, payment details – in fact all you need to steal an identity.
The fine of £99m recently handed down by the UKs’ data regulator to Marriott International after a breach of their system by an “unauthorised party” should be a lesson to us all that it’s not just the banks that are the target of hackers, and we are all at risk.
You can never be too secure where data is concerned and the sector needs to accept the incredible responsibility we have to make sure it is kept safe and secure.

Mark Dodds
Roythornes Solicitors

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