Company and director fined for failing to notify the ICO

A lead generation company, which pleaded guilty for failing to notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under section 17 of the Data Protection Act, was fined £650, ordered to pay prosecution costs of £492.78 and £65 victim surcharge.

The company’s director also pleaded guilty to an offence under section 61 of the Data Protection Act (where the failure to notify is committed with the consent, connivance or neglect of a senior officer of the company) and was fined £534, ordered to pay £489.08 prosecution costs and £53 victim surcharge.

Notification is a straightforward process which can be done online at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/register/

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