PL&B UK E-news, Issue 98

11/11/2009
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  1. Government proposes £500,000 upper limit for data protection fines

1. Government proposes £500,000 upper limit for data protection fines

The United Kingdom Government proposes to set the maximum penalty for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act at £500,000.  The Information Commissioner is to decide when a fine should be imposed. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) will publish detailed guidance setting out the criteria it will use when serving a monetary penalty notice.

A consultation on the monetary penalty was launched on 9 November and will run until 21 December 2009.

The consultation paper can be accessed at http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/docs/civil-monetary-penalties-consultation.pdf

There will be more information in the December issue of PL&B UK.

For further details on the Privacy Laws & Business UK Newsletter, please click here.

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