UK Insurer Faces Audit By Watchdog Over Data Violations

Law360, London (February 1, 2019, 4:40 PM GMT) -- Britain’s data watchdog said on Friday it will investigate an insurance firm owned by prominent Brexit campaigner Arron Banks over how it protects its customers' data as it confirmed that it has fined the company for sending illegal marketing messages.

The Information Commissioner’s Office said it will carry out an audit of Eldon Insurance and Leave.EU, a pro-Brexit campaign group — which are both owned by Banks. The ICO said it will investigate how the two bodies are using their customers’ personal information as it also revealed it has fined both organizations a total of £120,000 ($156,000) for “serious breaches of electronic marketing...

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