Reply to post: issuing fines "left, right and centre" is not the way to safeguard privacy.

Privacy watchdog ICO slashes its fines in half

Graham Marsden
Holmes

issuing fines "left, right and centre" is not the way to safeguard privacy.

Of course it's not, because the people at the top who are responsible for company policies don't give a damn.

It's not going to affect them, they're still going to get their salaries and bonuses, the company might declare a slightly smaller dividend, but that's just a pin-prick to a big multi-national and whilst the users whose privacy was compromised might complain, they have no power to do anything because the big shareholders don't care either.

If the ICO actually started fining individuals or, even better, putting them in prison, THEN we might actually see some action being taken.

But until that point, the executives will still be laughing all the way to the bank.

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