Apr 062017
 April 6, 2017  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S.

From the ICO:

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined eleven charities that breached the Data Protection Act by misusing donors’ personal data.

ICO investigations found many of the charities secretly screened millions of donors so they could target them for additional funds. Some charities traced and targeted new or lapsed donors by piecing together personal information obtained from other sources. And some traded personal details with other charities creating a large pool of donor data for sale.

The action follows penalties issued to two charities in December 2016.

The charities fined were:

A summary of how each charity breached the law can be found here.

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