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Data protection scofflaws failed to pay £2m in fines from UK watchdog – and 68% of penalties are still outstanding

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Re: So why not...

"So why not start fining the controlling persons rather than the corporate entity itself?"

Exactly the sort of thing I tried to get the Minister to accept twenty years ago as a possible way of preventing the typical scenario where a limited company goes bust owing me money, and then starts up as a new company the following day in the same premises with the same people and the same stock - much of which I had supplied and never got paid for.

The Minister was not persuaded. Apparently I did not "assist my case" by claiming that this sort of thing goes on all the time, providing evidence only from about a dozen companies who had done it to me in the past couple of years.

Anyway, after a long and fruitless correspondence the Minister was sent to prison for perjury.

Yes, that Minister.

It was more or less at that point that I gave up on the whole fucking lot of them.

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