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Michael

This naming and shaming can only be a good thing and arguably doesn't go nearly far enough. Solicitors, particularly, should be held out as the acme of how data controllers should operate. If they can't be trusted to operate within the confines of the DPA with client information, there's little or no hope for an ordinary company to. It's going to take a lot more of these types of fines to raise the profile of the problem. After all, accumulated cases of small lapses of proper procedure that results in the loss of personal information are just as serious as the larger fiascoes that hit the headlines. Proper compliance with the DPA is a logical starting point to promote a culture where personal data and its loss, is taken much more seriously.

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