ICO confirms imminent data breach fines

Dan Worth reports:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed that it is in the process of imposing fines against organisations that have breached the Data Protection Act.

Deputy information commissioner David Smith told V3.co.uk at an Internet Society event in London that the regulator hopes that the fines will make a significant statement about data protection.

“This will be a landmark moment in ensuring that firms take [data protection] seriously,” he said.

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