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ICO Pushes for Jail Terms

PRIVACY LAW—UK

March 15, 2010

The information commissioner wants dormant legislation brought to life and is urging Tories to act, reports The Register. The legislation imposes jail sentences of up to two years on data thieves. Speaking at a conference in London last week, Christopher Graham urged Conservatives to activate the sentences if they win the May 7 election, saying that the failure to impose custodial sentences is stopping him from doing his job. "It's there to be taken off the shelf," Graham said. "But there has been remarkable reluctance by ministers to take it."
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