The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have issued monetary penalty notices, totalling £310K, to four firms found to be in breach of the Data Protection Act.
New powers, designed to deter data breaches, came into force on 6 April 2010. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) can now order organisations to pay up to £500,000 as a penalty for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. The power to impose a monetary penalty is designed to deal with the most serious personal data breaches and is part of the ICO’s overall regulatory toolkit which includes the power to serve an enforcement notice and the power to prosecute those involved in the unlawful trade in confidential personal data.
Simple, Low Cost Compliance
Organisations can simplify DPA compliance with the help of our inexpensive Complete Data Protection Toolkit, and when you buy it before the end of February we’ll send you our essential best practice report: Data breaches: Trends, costs and best practices (Worth £195) absolutely Free!
Using the DPA Compliance Assessment Tool, you will be able to identify your current level of conformance. Once you have identified exactly what you need to do in order to become fully compliant with the DPA, you will find the DPA Compliance Documentation Toolkit invaluable. It includes all the documentation templates, which are fully customisable, that are essential for any UK data controller (and UK organisation that is responsible for personal information) seeking compliance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
The Assessment Tool and the Documentation Toolkit will enable your organisation to become fully compliant with the DPA. However, to make the process easier and to provide supporting guidance we have included two essential pocket guides and when you buy before the end of February you will recieve our essential best practice report: Data breaches: Trends, costs and best practices (worth £195) absolutely Free!
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