London, United Kingdom, June 25, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Leading employee screening firm Powerchex have strengthened their commitment to data protection by signing up to the Information Commissioner’s Personal Information Promise.
The initiative was launched by the Information Commissioner in January 2009 in response to recent reports of major data losses by organisations and is designed to improve compliance with the Data Protection Act and help restore public trust and confidence in those who are entrusted with their personal information.
The Information Commissioner is urging the heads of organisations to sign up and commit to the principles outlined in the pledge to prove that they are dedicated to protecting data. So far senior leaders from organisations such as T-Mobile, British Gas, BT, the NHS Information Centre, Royal Mail and Vodafone, have all signed up.
Alexandra Kelly, Managing Director at Powerchex, said it was an easy decision to make. “Powerchex are already registered with the Information Commissioner as a data processor and data controller so this just backs up what we already do. Protecting the personal data of our clients and their applicants has always been one of our top priorities. Whether that means making sure that visitors are always escorted around the building or disabling USB ports on all of our computers, we have always been dedicated to complying, and more often than not, going beyond what the law requires.”