ICO Fines Soared 69% in 2017

Phil Muncaster

The value of fines issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over the past year has soared by 69% to reach nearly £5m, with higher penalties potentially to come when new EU regulations land, according to new data.

The increase in financial penalties issued by the privacy watchdog brought the total for 2017 to £4.9m, rising from £2.9m the year before, according to data compiled by API developer The SMS Works.

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Source: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/