UK: What’s gone wrong at #ICO?

Stewart Room writes:

If you’ve been keeping a close eye on developments at the Information Commissioner’s Office, then you will have detected a very clear trend when it comes to regulatory enforcement action. Basically, ICO has abandoned the monetary penalty and other statutory enforcement mechanisms, for “undertakings”.

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I’m glad for some UK perspective on this as I’ve been grumbling about what appears to be an all-too-common slap-on-the-wrist approach with no real teeth or enforcement. If the ICO wants to keep arguing for more authority and steeper fines, etc., then why isn’t it using the tools it’s already got?

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