The comment from Chris about powers is interesting.
How many times have we commented that the ICO just do not have teeth,
despite their comments about getting tough?
I, for one, would be interested to hear how often the Spanish
Commissioner has used fines.
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of POUNDER Chris
Sent: 29 January 2007 10:40
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Subject: Re: [data-protection] B4U, the outcome
I think the Tribunal case was dropped because either:
(a) the data controller has accepted the enforcement notice, or
(b) there was no need for enforcement I.e. the data controller backed
down and changed procedure.
I think it's (a) but I am not sure (i.e. an enforcement notice was
The case reveals an interesting difference between Spanish and UK Data
Protection law. In the UK, the Commissioner cannot fine an organisation
for a breach in the data protection rules. In Spain, the Commissioner
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