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Data Protection

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 249256, tabled on 30 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many private organisations have been found in breach of General Data Protection Regulations by the Information Commissioner's Office since May 2018.

Answered on

8 May 2019

The Government takes the protection of personal data and the right to privacy extremely seriously.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the independent regulator for data protection in the UK and is responsible for regulating compliance with data protection legislation. The Information Commissioner has the power to serve fines on a data controller as a result of a data breach. Details of enforcement action, including fines, are published on the ICO website at