Information Commissioner prosecutes North London accountant

North London-based accountant David Darko, of Darko Consulting, was fined £300 and ordered to pay costs of £539.20, plus a victims' surcharge of £15 by magistrates for breaking the terms of the Data Protection Act 2002.

The accountant's crime was failing to register with the Information Commissioner's Office as a "data controller". The DPA stipulates that company that “controls” personal information about individuals must register with the ICO, for a basic charge of £35.

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Of course

DavidW878 | | Permalink

Quite right and proper of course. It's obviously necessary that the most stringent controls should be maintained over personal data.

On a completely separate and entirely unrelated matter, does anyone happen to know if HMRC have found their disks yet? And what fine was imposed on HMRC for their cavalier approach to the security of personal data?