The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website shows that £541,000 in fines were issued during 2011 between 7 organisations, making the average fine £77,285! This is not counting the fines issued by courts following a prosecution. This is an increase of 238% over 2010, when the power to issue monetary penalty notices were first introduced to the ICO.
In 2010 there were 2 fines issued for a total of £160,000. If the same percentage increase occurs in 2012, over 2011, total fines issued could be over £1.8M!
Avoid these fines for as little as £156, here’s how:
|Complete Data Protection Toolkit
In addition to purchasing the Complete Data Protection Toolkit, you should seriously consider attending, or sending your key data controller, on our 1-day DPA Foundation course. It combines a mixture of theory and group workshop sessions to examine the legislation and requirements on organisations handling personal data and explores methods of complying with the DPA whilst supporting business objectives.
The DPA Foundation course enables delegates to get to grips with the key concepts, obligations and rights granted by Data Protection law, including the latest revisions to UK Data Protection legislation.
“I would like to thank the course tutor on behalf of the Troop for the in-house training that he delivered on Friday. Although I did not attend it myself, the guys got a lot out of the course and have now started firing questions at me (which means they were awake for the course!!!!!).
Please pass on my thanks to Ralph for a well structured and delivered course”
SSgt Lee Johns, MOD
You should also consider a broader staff awareness training programme as part of your DPA compliance project. We have drawn on years of Data Protection Act awareness training to produce the world’s most useful and complete online e-learning Data Protection Awareness course.