News stories tagged with ICO fines

ICO imposes fines of £80,000 and £60,000

29/11/2011 by:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) used its enforcement powers in the form of civil monetary penalties (“fines”) on North Somerset Council and Worcestershire County Council on 28 November for their breaches of the Data Protection Act. Bot...

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ICO issues record fine of £130,000

09/12/2011 by:

The Information Commissioner's Office has fined Powys County Council £130,000 for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act. While the upper limit is £500,000, this is the highest fine issued so far. In this case, details of a child protection...

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ICO issues first NHS fine

30/04/2012 by:

Several National Health Service (NHS) Trusts have received Undertakings from the ICO, but on 30 April  the regulator issued the Aneurin Bevan Health Board (ABHB) a penalty of £70,000, making ABHB the first NHS organisation to be served a civil...

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Poor data destruction of sexual health and staff data leads to £325,000 highest ever fine by UK ICO

01/06/2012 by:

The UK Information Commissioner (ICO) announced today a record fine of £325,000 on Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust over failure to properly dispose of around 1,000 computer hard drives. As a result, 252 hard drives,...

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ICO imposes fine of £250,000 and warns about shoddy outsourcing deals

11/09/2012 by:

Scottish Borders Council has been fined £250,000 for losing former employees’ pension records. Some 600 files containing personal information - in some cases salary and bank account details - were found in a supermarket paper recycling bank.  The...

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ICO fines Prudential for inaccurate data

09/11/2012 by:

The ICO fined Prudential £50,000 on 6 November for a failure to keep customer data accurate. The ICO, which has so far mostly fined public sector organisations, says that this is a warning to the financial sector. Prudential’s data breach occurred...

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ICO slams a £440,000 fine on spam texters

28/11/2012 by:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has for the first time used its powers to issue monetary penalties under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). It fined two owners of a marketing company £440,000 for sending...

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Sony fine gives indication of what the ICO means by appropriate security

25/01/2013 by:

The £250,000 fine the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) imposed on Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited on 14 January, and announced on 24th January, follows a serious breach of the Data Protection Act in April 2011, when the Sony...

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ICO fines company £90,000 for PECR breach

20/03/2013 by:

In what seems like the start of a campaign to enforce the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a Glasgow-based kitchen and bedroom design company £90,000 for making nuisanc...

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Sony agrees to pay ICO fine

02/08/2013 by:

Sony has dropped the appeal against an ICO decision for a fine over the company’s 2011 data breach which involved an attack against Sony's PlayStation Network and compromised personal  data of millions of users. The data included names, addresses,...

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Publishing pivot tables online leads to disclosing personal data…and a fine from the ICO

30/08/2013 by:

Responding to a FOI request often requires making sure no personal data in included. But when releasing information contained in pivot tables [a data summarisation tool - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pivot_table ], extra care is needed. The ICO ha...

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Tribunal overturns ICO’s £300,000 fine

11/11/2013 by:

The ICO’s £300,000 fine on Mr Christopher Niebel, trading as Tetrus Telecoms, for sending unwanted text messages on an industrial scale has been overruled by the First Tier Tribunal.  For the ICO to be able to issue a monetary penalty, the...

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