Privacy watchdog can issue £500,000 fines from 6 April | Pinsent Masons LLP
Privacy regulator the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will have the power to fine organisations for serious data protection breaches from Tuesday, 6th April. Organisations could receive fines of up to £500,000 under the new powers.
The ICO had long lobbied for increased powers over organisations when they make fail to protect people’s information in a way that causes them harm or affects large numbers of people. The Government agreed to the new powers last year