European Data Protection Digest

ICO To Fine One Council, Another Avoids Fines

DATA LOSS—UK

August 30, 2012

The Kingston Council will avoid a fine after an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), but the ICO has served a notice of intent to Scottish Borders Council, meaning the council most likely will face a fine for violating the Data Privacy Act, according to The Southern Reporter. Meanwhile, the ICO says the increase in the number of UK data breaches, as revealed in a recent Freedom of Information Act request, is reflective of the rise in organisational reporting of incidents.
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