Bring your data protection up to scratch

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Beverley Flynn and Georgie Barrow explain why construction firms need to improve their data protection

A recent 2023 cybersecurity breaches survey undertaken by the Department for Science, Technology and Innovation found that construction is one of the sectors least likely to account for data protection or cybersecurity issues: only 21% of construction businesses have board members assigned to cybersecurity and only 26% have cybersecurity rules and controls in place.

Data protection is vital, especially given the amount of personal data processed within a construction project. The evolution of smart homes, shared facilities, smart meters, personalised access controls, CCTV and outsourced facilities management highlights the need for meticulous compliance.

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