Contract Security conforms to and is registered under the Data Protection Act and requires all employees to observe this policy, having regard to guidance published by the Information Commissioner including Good Practice Notes.
The Act states that anyone who processes personal information must comply with eight principles, which make sure that personal information is:
• Fairly and lawfully processed
• Processed for limited purposes
• Adequate, relevant and not excessive
• Accurate and up to date
• Not kept for longer than is necessary
• Processed in line with your rights
• Not transferred to other countries without adequate protection
The Act provides individuals with important rights, including the right to find out what personal information is held on computer and most paper records.
All Contract Security personnel shall sign a confidentiality form.
Personnel shall maintain as confidential all information gained in the course of business from whatever source. This includes but is not restricted to all client information, all Contract Security information and all personal information about Contract Security and client personnel and visitors.
Personnel are reminded of their duties at frequent intervals.
Personnel suspecting that a breach of confidentiality has occurred or is suspected shall immediately inform a Director who shall investigate.
Breaches shall be investigated and managed having regard to Guidance On Data Security Breach Management published by the Information Commissioner.
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