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ICO Reiterates Call for Jail Sentences

DATA PROTECTION—UK

July 15, 2010

British Information Commissioner Christopher Graham released his Annual Report for 2009/10 yesterday, reiterating his call for jail sentences for those convicted of illegal data trading, OUT-LAW.COM reports. "I shall continue to press for a more effective deterrent to criminal behavior by 'rogue' individuals," Graham said. "I continue to believe that the courts should be able to impose a custodial sentence, where appropriate, to tackle the unlawful trade in personal data that is the scourge of the digital world." The ICO saw a 30 percent increase in the number of data protection enquiries during the 2009/10 year.
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