News stories tagged with fines

Poor data destruction of sexual health and staff data leads to £325,000 highest ever fine by UK ICO

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01/06/2012 by:

The UK Information Commissioner (ICO) announced today a record fine of £325,000 on Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust over failure to properly dispose of around 1,000 computer hard drives. As a result, 252 hard drives,...

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ICO fines two companies £225,000 for PECR breaches

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18/06/2013 by:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has again targeted companies that do not honour individuals’ opt out from marketing calls through the Telephone Preference Service. Nationwide Energy Services has received a penalty of £125,000, and We...

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ICO: Fines are effective at improving data protection compliance

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05/08/2014 by:

Recent research by the ICO on the Impact of Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) suggests that organisations that have been issued with a fine now take their data protection obligations seriously, with revised practices and policies, and increased staf...

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ICO fines Serious Fraud Office £180,000 and warns other law enforcement agencies

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30/03/2015 by:

The ICO has announced today that it has fined the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) £180,000 for wrongly disclosing evidence to witnesses in a bribery investigation. The bribery investigation into senior executives at BAE Systems had been concluded in...

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Magistrates’ courts can now impose unlimited fines for DP Act criminal offences

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15/04/2015 by:

Since 12 March, Magistrates’ courts are no longer limited to £5,000 fines for criminal offences under the DP Act. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015, which allow for an...

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TalkTalk loses appeal at Information Tribunal: No leeway in data breach notification

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02/09/2016 by:

The Information Tribunal (The First Tier Tribunal) has dismissed TalkTalk’s appeal against the ICO’s decision to fine it £1,000 for a late data breach notification. The ICO had, on 17 February 2016, sent a Notice of Intent to issue a fixed monetar...

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ICO: The GDPR regime will not mean changes in its appetite for fining

09/08/2017 by:

The government’s statement of intent on Monday this week to legislate in GDPR-style also confirmed GDPR-level fines, but the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, says that maximum fines will not become the norm. Writing in a blog today,...

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