Watchdog bemoans insufficient punishment for data blagging offences –

Posted February 29th, 2012 in data protection, fines, fraud, news, ombudsmen, privacy, sentencing by tracey

“Christopher Graham said ‘chicken feed fines’ were insufficient to deter individuals from blagging information and expressed frustration that the ability to issue prison sentences to data blaggers for offences under the Data Protection Act (DPA) has still to be introduced. Blagging is the use of deceit to extract personal data from people or organisations.”

Full story, 28th February 2012