ICO fines explained
Our data protection experts regularly analyse fines and other sanctions imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The aim of our analysis is to equip you with the knowledge to avoid data protection fines, having learned from the mistakes of other companies.
Because Interserve Group Limited had not set up sufficient technical and organisational measures, a phishing attack was not only successful, it also took months to recover the affected data. Most of the mistakes could have been easily avoided.
The ICO fines Easylife Ltd. for unlawful profiling and marketing calls to customers. Two data protection violations that could have been easily avoided.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) imposed a fine of £ 7.5 Million on Clearview Al Inc. for the use of images and other information obtained from the internet for their facial recognition app.
The ICO issued fines amounting to up to £ 750,000 to companies for making unlawful calls. The UK data protection supervisory authority also published the names of the companies to deter others.