Data Privacy

Keeping company data secure is vital for businesses across the UK, and avoiding a breach will not only save you company from fines by the ICO, but also the reputation damage that comes with it.  

Maintaining Data Privacy For Businesses


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The concept of data privacy is simple; keeping anyone else from viewing or using your company data, while still being able to use it yourself. For businesses across the UK there are many types of data which need protecting, and with GDPR coming up in May it’s more important than ever. Everything from client records, bank details, contact information for staff, security logs, and even intellectual property needs to remain private. As of May the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) can enforce fines of up to €20,000,000 (around £17,500,000) or 4% of the company’s global annual turnover, whichever is higher. Keeping data secure and private avoids these fines, which is why we value keeping all data as secure as possible. 

Here at Smile Backup privacy is one of our main concerns, and we have taken every conceivable step in order to keep our clients data safe; it’s what we do. We have many ways in which we ensure that every one of our clients keeps the highest level of data privacy and security:

  • Encrypted at the host to guarantee no external threats gain access to the data
  • Encrypted in transit, so if the data is caught by a man-in-the-middle attack, nobody can decipher the data
  • Transferred through a secure tunnel straight to the Smile datacenters
  • Corporate level firewall protection on all of our servers
  • All data is monitored for interference and packet loss, meaning if a leak does happen then we know straight away
  • Constantly updated security on all of our servers, with the latest threat detections
  • Active monitoring of any upcoming threats
  • Anti-tampering on all of our software, meaning that data cannot be phished
  • Our military level encryption would take thousands of years for any supercomputer to decode.
  • Only you have the encryption key, so even we can't see your data!

There are many more ways in which we keep your information private from everyone, and we are constantly striving to improve our services at no extra cost to anyone. We are ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 accredited, and are always seeking to improve our service level. For more information on our services visit here or contact us.

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