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Posted in Cybersecurity & Data Breaches, International/EU Privacy

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 […]