Data protection can be a pretty curious thing. Most of us wouldn't leave information regarding our personal finances lying around for everyone to see. In fact, it's relatively safe to say that most people are pretty touchy about their finances, and other pieces of personal data, being aired in public. The same goes for your business, and it can even be argued that business data is even more important than personal data. The term 'data' itself covers a vast myriad of things in an entrepreneurial sense. It can relate to, as previously mentioned, business finances, and also other things such as marketing plans, audience research, and human resources data too. Having these in the public sphere can seriously put your business at risk, not just from potential hackers and thieves but also from competitors too. In the business world, it is often handy to keep your cards fairly close to your chest; which is why data protection is such an important part of your company's strategy. Here are some ways you can keep your data private, so you can keep your business safe.