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 March 5, 2014  Breaches, Laws, Non-U.S.

The UK government should consider raising the level of fines that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) can impose on organisations that breach the Data Protection Act (DPA), an expert has said.

Data protection law specialist Kathryn Wynn of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that a previous increase in the maximum level of fine that could be issued for civil breaches of the DPA had prompted organisations to take the issue of data protection seriously.

She said that as part of its current review of criminal sanctions under the DPA being undertaken by the Ministry of Justice, the government should consider strengthening the civil monetary penalty regime under the Act too.

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