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ICO Prepares To "Use Teeth," Issue Fifth Fine

PRIVACY LAW—UK

March 23, 2011

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham says his office is preparing a fine against an organization--the fifth issued by the ICO since it gained the powers to do so in January 2010. It is not yet known which organization will be punished, but Wolverhampton City Council, Leicester City Council and the University of York have all been flagged for breaches in recent weeks, eWeek reports. "This fifth fine coming down the track shows that the ICO is not an organization with small fangs, but that data controllers should realize that, if they let consumers down, a fine from the ICO will be the Mark of Cain," Graham said.
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