Companies struggling with data protection

Friday, 15 August 2003, 2:41 AM EST

Only a handful of the UK's biggest companies can competently handle a data privacy enquiry.

A survey of FTSE 100 companies by marketing consultancy Marketing Improvement, revealed that just four were able to comply with the Data Protection Act.

Most companies follow notification rules laid down by the Information Commissioner, but some are not meeting all recommended procedures. Four per cent of the FTSE 100 are breaking data protection regulations.

"I think this is a problem because the rights of individuals are being eroded," said Tim Trent, data privacy consultant at Marketing Improvement.

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