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ICO publishes new guidance on ransomware and data protection
11 March 2022

Personal data breaches from the ICO’s caseload during 2020/2021 have seen a steady increase in the number and severity caused by ransomware. This is a type of malicious software or “malware” designed to block access to computer systems, and the data held within them, using encryption.

Ransomware is a type of malware that attempts to unlawfully encrypt files on a host computer system.

The ICO has now published new guidance including a checklist and eight scenarios about the most common ransomware compliance issues.

To access the guidance click here.

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