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ICO Publishes Guidance on Fines

DATA PROTECTION—UK

July 11, 2011

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has released details on how it will use its new fining powers under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), OUT-LAW.COM reports. Amendments to the PECR let the ICO fine up to £500,000 for offenses, and "It is possible that a single breach may be sufficient to meet this threshold," the ICO says in its guidance, which offers insight into potential triggers for fines. Organizations will have the chance to weigh in on the guidance before it is adopted. 
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