The Information Commissioners’ Office signals crackdown with record fines

The Information Commissioners’ Office signals crackdown with record fines
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Fines for companies breaking anti-spam rules reach new highs The Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) has the power to issue fines of up to £400,000 to companies that fail to comply with data handling and antispam law and it’s a power that they’re increasingly willing to wield. Download Premium Resource – GDPR briefing guide Our round-up of the best guidance on the latest European Union data protection and privacy legislation and how it affects you and your business Are you ready for the GDPR? The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) comes into force in all 28 countries in Europe on 25th May 2018. It has been agreed by the EU in this directive and how it must be implemented to remain compliant differs according to interpretation in different countries. Since 2015, The ICO has issued fines of over £8.7 million to UK organizations that have broken the rules. 104 separate monetary penalty notices have been issued in the same period. With GDPR taking effect from May 2018, it’s more important than ever that companies understand their responsibilities regarding the handling and protection of consumer data. As the fines data reveals, the consequences for companies that break the rules can be very serious indeed. Companies under closer scrutiny The ICO are taking their duties more seriously. In 2017 there was an increase in the total value of fines issued of 58% over the previous year. Clearly laying out their intentions, the Head of Enforcement at the ICO, Steve […]

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