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A man who pretended to be from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and was charging companies to register under the Data Protection Act has been jailed for 20 months. Christopher Williams of Hoole, Chester was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court. Many businesses must register with the ICO under the Data Protection Act ( …

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ian

how ironic

that someone doing some work should be prosecuted, but the ICO, which does bugger all, is allowed to continue pretending to protect people's data

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Anonymous Coward

i'll 2nd that

Ian is definately spot on when he says that the Information Commissionser does nothing to protect us. They are simple "paper pushers" who might occassionally huff and puff but actually they are pretty much bloody useless when it comes to investigation, enforcement or protection.

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Crime doesn't pay

£400,000 for a 20 month sentence (he'll probably actually do only just over a year and probably in a cushey open prison) is a bargain. I just wish I could come up with such an idea!

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