Information Commissioner

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th December 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many times the Information Commissioner's Office has fined central government departments in each year since it was created.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The Information Commissioner's Office maintains records of civil monetary penalties dating back to April 2010, when the Commissioner first received powers to fine organisations up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. Since receiving these powers, the Commissioner has issued a single fine to a central government department - £140,000 to the Ministry of Justice in October 2013.

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