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ICO welcomes new fining powers - May 2008

May 2008
The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act has created tough new sanctions for the ICO including the right to impose substantial fines on organisations that deliberately or recklessly commit serious breaches of the Act. David Smith, Deputy Information Commissioner said: “The prospect of substantial fines for deliberate or reckless breaches of the Data Protection Principles will act as a strong deterrent and help ensure that organisations take their data protection obligations more seriously.”
The measures received cross party support when passing through Parliament.



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