ICO hits police force with £80k penalty for revealing identities of abuse victims – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 18th, 2018 in child abuse, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, police by sally

‘A police force has been hit with an £80,000 monetary penalty by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it sent a bulk email that identified victims of non-recent child abuse.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th June 2018

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Child abuse victims named in police bulk email error – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2018 in child abuse, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, police by tracey

‘A police force has been fined and heavily criticised for sending out a bulk email that identified victims of historical child abuse. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the error by Gloucestershire police was likely to have caused “substantial distress” to alleged abuse victims, some of whom were legally entitled to lifelong anonymity.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2018

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Former Watford chairman banned for life from English football over forged bank letter – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 15th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, fines, forgery, news, sport by tracey

‘A former chairman of Watford has been banned for life from the English game after admitting supplying falsified financial information to the football authorities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2015

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Teacher once teased for ‘looking like Chuckle brother’ struck off after attack on schoolboy – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2018 in assault, disqualification, fines, harassment, news, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who lost his temper when a pupil told him he looked like a Chuckle brother has been struck off after flying into rage at another boy who threw a sweet at him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2018

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Bible Society fined £100k for cyber hack of 417,000 Christian backers – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2018 in computer crime, data protection, fines, news by sally

‘The Bible Society has been fined £100,000 over computer security failings that allowed hackers to access the personal details of more than 400,000 mainly Christian backers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2018

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Thames Water fined £120m over leaks – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2018 in fines, news, water companies by sally

‘Thames Water has been ordered to pay out £120m to compensate customers over poor management of leaks.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2018

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SSE fined £1m for sending inaccurate customer statements – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2018 in energy, fines, news by sally

‘The big six energy supplier SSE has been ordered by regulators to pay out £1m for issuing more than a million misleading statements to vulnerable customers.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2018

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Prosecution over unauthorised vehicle repair business leads to £120k+ confiscation orders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 31st, 2018 in confiscation, costs, enforcement, fines, local government, news, planning by sally

‘Two companies that allowed an unauthorised vehicle repair business to be run without planning permission have been ordered to pay more than £120,000 under confiscation orders obtained by Wokingham Borough Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th May 2018

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Contempt of court – what does it mean? – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2018 in contempt of court, fines, internet, juries, media, news, photography, sentencing by sally

‘Tommy Robinson has been jailed for being in “contempt of court”. What does that mean? And who else has been found “in contempt”?’

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BBC News, 30th May 2018

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London borough secures its largest ever confiscation order for planning breaches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 30th, 2018 in confiscation, costs, fines, local government, news, planning, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Islington Council has secured a confiscation order of £304,458 under the Proceeds of Crime Act against a property company which converted a single dwelling into five flats without planning permission.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th May 2018

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Nuisance call bosses could be fined up to £500,000 – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2018 in company directors, consultations, fines, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Bosses of firms which bombard people with nuisance calls could be fined up to £500,000 under government proposals to make them personally liable.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2018

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Dog-owner is both victim and defendant in her own trial as she is fined for being injured by her own pet – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 29th, 2018 in dogs, fines, news by sally

‘A dog-owner was both victim and defendant in her own trial when she was fined for being injured by her own pet.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2018

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Student ordered to pay more than £800 after ‘disgusting’ racist chant – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in compensation, fines, guilty pleas, news, racism, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A law student has admitted racially aggravated harassment after mobile phone footage captured “disgusting” racist chanting at a university halls of residence.’

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The Guardian, May 2018

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Hundreds of homeless people fined and imprisoned in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2018 in fines, homelessness, imprisonment, news by sally

‘Growing numbers of vulnerable homeless people are being fined, given criminal convictions and even imprisoned for begging and rough sleeping, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2018

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CPS fined £325k for losing DVDs containing victim interviews – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 18th, 2018 in encryption, fines, news, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has been fined £325,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for losing unencrypted DVDs containing interviews with 15 victims of child sex abuse to be used at a trial. The sanction comes just over two years after being fined £200,000 for losing sensitive material.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th May 2018

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Three fined for England rugby coach Eddie Jones abuse – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2018 in costs, fines, news, public order, sport, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘Three men have been fined for verbally abusing England rugby union coach Eddie Jones at a railway station.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2018

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Tesco fined £1.6m after prosecution by London borough over store incident – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 14th, 2018 in fines, health & safety, news by sally

‘A prosecution undertaken by Ealing Council has seen supermarket chain Tesco fined £1.6m fine for health and safety failures at one of its Tesco Metro stores.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th May 2018

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Sellafield faces huge fine over worker’s exposure to radiation – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2018 in fines, news, nuclear waste, prosecutions by sally

‘Britain’s biggest nuclear waste storage and reprocessing site is facing a potential multimillion-pound fine after an employee was exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2018

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Leave.EU fined £70k over breaches of electoral law – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2018 in elections, fines, loans, news, referendums by sally

‘Leave.EU has been fined £70,000 and its chief officer has been referred to the Metropolitan police after the Electoral Commission found it had breached multiple counts of electoral law during the referendum to leave the European Union.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2018

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Cosmetics store and owner ordered to pay £60k over skin lightening products – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 2nd, 2018 in fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘A hair and cosmetics store has been hit with what is thought to be a record fine in London for breaching cosmetics regulations by illegally selling dangerous skin lightening products.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st May 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk