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Posted in Cybersecurity & Data Breaches, International/EU Privacy

UK Takes Step That Likely Will Result in Significantly Increased Penalties for Data Breaches

In a move that likely will result in a significant increase in civil penalties that can be assessed in the UK for data security breaches, this month the UK Ministry of Justice began consultation on the introduction of a maximum civil monetary penalty for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

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UK Government consults on custodial sentences for data protection offences

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”), it is an offense to knowingly or recklessly obtain or disclose personal data, or the information contained in personal data, without the consent of the data controller.  Section 55 of the DPA details the offenses and any exclusions, or defenses, which may apply.  It also sets out the procedure […]