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Commissioner Adrian Leppard has warned businesses that
fraudsters are increasingly targeting their customer data.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the Commissioner highlighted
that while technology was changing the face of fraud, personal
information remained the key ingredient for fraudsters committing
“Technology might be fanning the flames of fraud, but data
is the fuel that the crime needs to survive. Businesses are a great
source of data, with many holding thousands, even millions, of
customer details. In today’s fight against fraud, businesses are
becoming a major battleground.
“Put simply, if a business’s relationship with customers
involves it holding detailed client information, then its
reputation for safeguarding data is not important, it is
The Commissioner explained that it was crucial that businesses
change their attitude towards data protection, highlighting the
need for them to conduct regular threat assessments.
To read the article in full, visit the Telegraph