Penalties for non-compliance are expected to be:
- Fines of up to £500,000 for serious contraventions of the DPA;
- 25 Monetary Penalty Notices (MPNs) are expected to be issued each year by the ICO;
- Prison sentences for deliberate, or negligent, customer data leaks by individuals within an organisation;
- DPA compliance costs are set to rise accordingly for UK organisations.
These penalties will be enforceable by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) from 6th April 2010!
It’s now more important than ever that you meet the requirements of the DPA. There is a narrow window of opportunity for organisations to review their privacy practices and information governance in order to prepare for what will be the much more hostile regulatory environment to come.
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» Data Protection Compliance in the UK – Pocket Guide; &
» How to Survive a Data Breach – Pocket Guide.
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With these tools and guides you’ll possess all the information and resources you need to become fully compliant with the DPA and avoid the penalties listed above.
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