“Rather than view data protection as a box-ticking exercise, it should be a key priority and integrated into every aspect of the business to ensure comprehensive coverage and consistency.”

“Regulation can only go so far – if businesses focus on best practices for cybersecurity, data protection and combine this with compliance they will be giving themselves the best chance of business success, whilst protecting their customers and their data.”

Businesses “should strive to have an open dialogue with their customers to educate them on how their data is being used and ultimately protected. A continuous commitment to this approach will go far in maintaining trust and bolstering reputation, even if an incident occurs.”

Read the full article in TechRadar from Webroot’s Matthew Aldridge.