ICO issues lenient punishments for several large privacy breaches

01/12/2021 | The Register

A surprising (if not disappointing) response to a Freedom of Information request made by Jon Baines at London law firm Mishcon de Reya reveals the approach to GDPR enforcement taken by the ICO. For instance, instead of issuing a fine to Blackbaud after paying off criminals for stealing its user's financial data, the ICO deemed it appropriate to only issue a reprimand. In total, 42 organisations have been given a reprimand since the GDPR came into force in 2018. 

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