UK Data Breaches: ICO Reviewing Impact Of Monetary Penalties, Threatens "Contempt Of Court" Charges.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is investigating the effects of monetary penalties on organizations that breach the Data Protection Act (DPA).  With the ability to fine up to £500,000, the monetary penalty is a formidable way DPA enforcement tool: not only does the fear of a large fine prompt action, it spreads the news […] read more

UK Data Encryption: FOI Request Finds ICO Fines Lower, Breach Incidents Higher.

A freedom of information request, filed by ViaSat for data held by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has led to the conclusion that data breach incidents have grown in the British Isles in the past year by 37%.  The same data shows that monetary penalties by the ICO have fallen in the same period.  […] read more