Tag: data breach fine

News and information from the Advent IM team.

ICO fines transgender charity for data protection breach exposing sensitive personal data

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined transgender charity Mermaids £25,000 for failing to keep the personal data of its users secure. It also noted that Mermaids’ staff and volunteers received mandatory data protection training in December 2018, which is updated annually, but that training was “inadequate and/or ineffective” Read via ICO

Read More

ICO Issued Over £42 Million in Fines Last Year

The UK’s privacy regulator issued over £42 million in fines last year, although the vast majority of the money relates to two major GDPR penalties, according to new data. Flagged by think tank Parliament Street, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) “work to recover fines” report revealed that 17 financial penalties had been levied in 2020, […]

Read More