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ICO Releases Annual Report

DATA PROTECTION—UK

July 5, 2012

As his office releases its annual report, Information Commissioner Christopher Graham warns that organizations are learning the hard way of the consequences of mishandling personal information, SC Magazine reports. The office says it has issued 21 civil monetary penalties since it was granted the power to do so. "Over the past year, the ICO has bared its teeth and has taken effective action to punish organizations, many of which have shown a cavalier attitude to looking after people's personal information," Graham said, adding he hopes the penalties "send a clear message."
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