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Fine for failing to respond to Information Commissioner's Office enforcement notice
- AuthorTorion Bowles
Magnacrest Ltd, a housing developer, pleaded guilty at the Westminster Magistrates' Court to a charge brought under section 47(1) of the Data Protection Act 1998 for failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Magnacrest Ltd was fined £300, with a £30 victim surcharge and was ordered to pay £1,133.75 towards prosecution costs.
The ICO had taken up the criminal prosecution after Magnacrest Ltd had failed to respond to a subject access request from an individual and then failed to respond to an enforcement notice issued by the ICO. The case underlines the ICO commitment to enforcing the notices it issues and the willingness to use criminal proceedings where necessary.
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