Data watchdog is right to get tough

06 Feb 2012

I think the ICO is absolutely right to take the Brighton and Sussex General to task (Hospital faces £375,000 ICO fine after data sold on eBay). It’s totally unacceptable to make this kind of mistake. However, fining the hospital just doesn’t help. They are already stretched and will be forced to cut further corners. Sack the executive responsible – no bonus, no payoff, just dismissal for gross misconduct.

Eddie Humphries

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