Friday, January 04, 2008

UK Committee calls for criminal penalties for data breaches

This is an interesting development. In response to the huge data breach in the UK (Canadian Privacy Law Blog: UK loses sensitive personal data on 25m people), the Parliamentary Justice committee is calling for criminal penalties for large data breaches. See: U.K. Needs Tougher Laws to Protect Private Data, Lawmakers Say - U.K. & Ireland.

For some additional comments, see: IMPACT®: Data protection - more signs of unrest.

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