As we’re sure Datonomy readers hardly need reminding, 6 April 2010, one of the UK’s twice yearly “red tape days”, marks the introduction of several important changes to the UK’s enforcement regime. As reported previously on Datomomy, these are:
- the introduction of monetary penalties
- the ICO’s new assessment notice/ audit powers
- custodial sentences for knowing or reckless misuse of personal data under section 55 DPA.
We trust that no Datonomy readers will ever find themselves on the receiving end of any of the above, and we wish all our readers a very Happy Red Tape Day!