Data defaulters beware -- the ICO just got teeth

Temperton, Ellen
March 2010
People Management;3/11/2010, p32
The article discusses sanctions for non-compliance with data protection legislation. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced that new rules on serious personal data security breaches could lead to penalties amounting to 500,000 British pounds. Factors that will determine the sanctions include the violating organization's finances, the seriousness of the breach, and the measures taken to prevent it. To ensure compliance, a multi-disciplinary approach is recommended including human resources (HR), legal departments, and facilities management.


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