An analysis of the enforcement action taken by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in 2023 revealed that 18 businesses were issued more than £14.3 million in monetary penalties for failinCommissioner'sata protection obligations. The largest fine, amounting to £12.7 million, was imposed on social media platform TikTok after the company allowed 1.4 million children under 13 to use the service without parental consent and contrary to its terms of service. The remaining fines were issued to companies for making unsolicited marketing calls, sending spam emails, and making nuisance phone calls. In addition to financial penalties, the ICO reprimanded 36 companies, issued enforcement notices, and prosecuted four businesses.
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