Posted by Sequel on March 13, 2017
Topic: blogs
Tags: data breaches, data protection, ICO, Information Commissioner's Office, Personal Information
ICO Adding 200 New Staff Solely for Enforcement Efforts

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will soon be expanding their staff of 300 by adding 200 more lawyers, policy advisors, analysts, and investigators solely for enforcement efforts. They will be strictly enforcing new data protection laws aimed at curtailing the mishandling of consumers’ personal information. The ICO will have the ability to impose large fines for data breaches, up to 4 pc of global turnover, which could hold serious implications for clients doing business in the UK. The ICO will also strive to work with international data protection offices in order to eventually lobby for and craft an international treaty on standards. Read more here.

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