Dec 062016
 
 December 6, 2016  Breaches, Non-U.S.

BBC reports:

Two charities have been fined over data protection breaches after secretly screening donors so they could be targeted for more money.

The Information Commissioner imposed penalties of £25,000 on the RSPCA [Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals] and £18,000 on the British Heart Foundation over the so-called “wealth screening”.

The charities also traded personal details with other charities, the commissioner’s office found.

The RSPCA questioned the ICO findings while the BHF said it might appeal.

Read more on BBC. You can find the ICO’s summary and statement on the ICO’s site.

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