The Olswang Technology Update for the Third Quarter was released last week. The text is available as a pdf file here. It contains, among other things, a short feature entitled “Increased inspection powers and higher notification fees?”. The abstract is as follows:
“The Government has been consulting on changes which, if implemented, will impact all data controllers. These include proposals to increase the Information Commissioner’s inspection powers and to introduce sliding scale notification fees. Organisations “opting-in” to good practice assessments would be given immunity from the new fines for data protection breaches, which are likely to be introduced next year”.
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