So there is this thing called the Data Protection Act 1998.
This basically means that if you are a business holding information on individuals then the Act applies to you. The act safeguards the individuals whose information you have.
Breaches could be criminal as well as civil.
It is worth being aware of the guidelines.
Click here to see the government guidelines on this.
Also if you buy professional indemnity insurance it is also worth checking that your policy covers you for any inadvertent breaches of this legislation.
Please note that no insurance can cover you for a criminal act, but your civil liabilities may be covered.
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