Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Enforcement Data

Clifford McDowell

Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Enforcement Data provides information on fines and prosecutions undertaken by the ICO. As a regulator, the ICOs role is to uphold information rights in the public interest. These rights are set out in several pieces of legislation including:

With the UK due to leave the European Union some of the above rights and regulations may change. As the changes occur the ICO will announce these via their Data protection and Brexit page.

The ICO is also responsible for the maintenance of the Data Controllers register which includes details on organisations that handle personal data. All companies and organisations handling or processing personal data need to be registered. This ranges from your local dentist to large credit reference agencies.

As part of their regulatory powers, the ICO will ensure companies are aware and are adhering to, the requirements of the above regulations. Part of their role is to take action to ensure organisations meet their information rights obligations. To ensure this the ICO has a range of options including at the lowest end warnings or in extreme cases prosecution via the courts.

Information Commissioners Office Enforcements in the news:

Double glazing firm hit with six-figure fine after scores of ‘nuisance’ callsSource: Wales Online
First fine issued under new data protection regimeSource: Law Society Gazette
21 million nuisance calls lands telecoms boss with banSource: GOV.UK

How to get the ICO Enforcement Data:

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Enforcement data in Doorda is mapped to company numbers to ensure seamless integration with the other datasets available in DoordaBiz.