Data Protection: Fines

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Patricia Gibson Patricia Gibson Scottish National Party, North Ayrshire and Arran

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on what date she plans to publish her consultation on legislative proposals on the accountability of named directors of firms responsible for breaches of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations and the related imposition of fines for such breaches by the Information Commissioner's Office.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)

We intend to issue a consultation during this session of Parliament on making company directors and those in similar positions, accountable for breaches of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, in relation to direct marketing. The proposed measure would give the Information Commissioner a power to impose Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) of up to £500,000 on those in positions of responsibility in all forms of corporate entity.

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