Re: Start complaining now....
Applying the ICO going rate for "fines per person affected" ... 0.2p/person... the total fine for Equifax would be 400,000x0.2p = £800.
And even that figure is assuming the ICO opt to issue a fine.
They are more likely to
- blame the victims for not opting out of something they didn't know about,
- claim 'the ICO are not IT experts' and unable to understand the technology,
- claim the leak was 'small scale and technical in nature',
- suggest it was 'too difficult to obtain consent from theory customers for the processing',
or some other utter nonsense.
The ICO are, absolutely, as useless as an ashtray on a space rocket (.. never mind a motorbike).