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Handling data

Overview

This activity covers the importance of data protection, explains the risks of transferring and storing unencrypted personal data and how to dispose of data once it’s no longer required.

Objectives

On completing this activity, you will be able to:

  • Know how to encrypt and password protect an email attachment using mail services from Google, Apple and Microsoft,
  • Identify the risks associated with transferring, storing and deleting unprotected personal data, and
  • Explain what the Data Protection Act 2018 and EU GDPR states all individuals and organisations must do.