TalkTalk loses appeal against £1,000 data breach penalty
From the way-to-keep-that-bad-press-going dept.:
TalkTalk has lost an appeal against a £1,000 fine imposed as a result of the data breach it suffered last year.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined the telco for not reporting the breach within 24 hours after discovering it, but TalkTalk appealed, taking the case to an Information Tribunal.
Information tribunal judge Angus Hamilton said in his written judgement: “The sole issue in dispute in this case is when TalkTalk could rightly be said to have ‘detected’ the personal data breach or to have acquired ‘sufficient awareness’ of the breach.”
Read more about the chronology on ITPro. It’s hard to believe that TalkTalk would even appeal such a small penalty. Now even more people will know that they were not prompt in responding to the breach.