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ICO fines Midlothian Council £140,000 - ICO's highest ever fine for data breaches
The Information Commissioner's Office (the "ICO") has fined Midlothian Council £140,000 for five separate security breaches, which involved accidental disclosure of confidential and sensitive personal data about children and carers to the wrong recipients. The breaches, which took place between Marc...
ICO fines councils for losing laptops
On 8 February 2011 the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) issued two monetary penalty notices for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. Ealing Council and Hounslow Council were fined £80,000 and £70,000 respectively for the loss of two unencrypted laptops containing sensitive personal...
Google escapes fine over Street View breach
Google's Street View service has escaped a financial penalty despite being found to breach the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Google Street View allows users to explore and navigate neighbourhoods through panoramic street level photographs. In touring the UK's roads to create a virtual visual map...
First monetary penalty notices issued by ICO
On 24 November the Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") issued its first monetary penalty notices, marking the first use of this power since it became available to the ICO in April. The first monetary penalty, of £100,000, was issued to Hertfordshire County Council for two serious incidents wh...
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This blog features regular postings on developments in UK privacy law written by specialist lawyers at RPC. The postings are intended to keep RPC's Privacy Law Handbook (see below) as up-to-date as possible and while postings do refer readers to relevant sections of the book, we hope and intend that the blog will also be a useful source of current information to those without access to the book.