ICO Issues Two Fines for DPA Breaches

The Information Commissioner today served two organisations with the first monetary penalties for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act.
The first penalty, of £100,000, was issued to Hertfordshire County Council for two serious incidents where council employees faxed highly sensitive personal information to the wrong recipients.

The second monetary penalty, of £60,000, was issued to employment services company A4e for the loss of an unencrypted laptop which contained personal information relating to 24,000 people who had used community legal advice centres in Hull and Leicester.

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