UK Watchdog Vows To Curb Data Mishandling, Unwanted Calls

Law360, New York (July 5, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The British privacy regulator on Thursday pledged to step up enforcement of data protection failures and unsolicited marketing calls and texts, a commitment bolstered by its recent fine of a consumer lender for allegedly losing more than half a million customers' personal information.

The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office plans to continue to aggressively wield its power to hand out civil monetary penalties for data breaches — an enforcement tool that has resulted in 21 penalty notices totaling more than £2 million ($3.1 million) being issued since...
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