UK Eyes Closer Scrutiny, Stiffer Fines In Data Reforms

By Irene Madongo (September 10, 2021, 2:47 PM BST) -- Planned changes to the privacy watchdog's protection regime should allow its investigators to enter business premises and conduct audits of an organization's information processing activities, the government has said.

The Information Commissioner's Office should also be able to impose tougher penalties and fines for nuisance phone calls and text messages, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said on Thursday. 

"These sanctions would be overseen by the ICO and [would] build on government action in recent years that has included holding individual directors liable for nuisance calls made by their respective companies," the department said in a consultation document....

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