Data Protection Act related breach… £500,000 fine!!

I have spoken before about the Information Commissioners Office getting new powers from April 2010. Well now it has been confirmed that they will now have the power to issue fines upto £500,000 to organisations suffering a security breach in relation to the Data Protection Act 1998.

Personally I think its good they are getting some more teeth that they can use to hopefully get organisations to start taking the DPA a little more seriously. I wonder how soon we will here about this happening with current disclosure laws.

I think we will see similar trends coming in relation to regulation and compliance in 2010, this could be an interesting year.

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