Data fines in Jan 2017

CoinsThe ICO has had a busy start to 2017 issuing a number of fines for data breaches.

  • £40,000 fine for IT Protect for making nuisance calls trying to sell call-blocking devices to people who had registered to opt out of nuisance calls
  • £50,000 fine for LAD Media for instigating the sending of 400,000 spam texts about debt without consent
  • £150,000 fine for Royal & Sun Alliance for failing to prevent their employee or contractor walking off with a NAS drive containing the personal information of 60,000 customers
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