It is highly probable that your small company o personal business holds sensitive information. This is because information linked to an individual identity can be used to commit fraud.

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There are many kinds of sensitive information so that it is a business’s responsibility to take care of handling and destroying effectively these records.

Examples include of Sensitive Information are:

  • personal information
  • financial or commercially sensitive information
  • information given in confidence
  • information relating to an investigation
  • information posing a security risk.

Personal information:

The legal definition of personal information is provided by section 4 of the PPIP Act. Section 4 of the PPIP Act defines ‘personal information‘ as: 
“Information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database and whether or not in a recorded form) about an individual whose identity is apparent or can be reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion”.

MOST INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESS HANDLE SENSITIVE INFORMATION.

What Should I do if I handle Sensitive information?

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