A random collection of recent headlines, includes:
April 26th: ICO fines only 2% of self-reported data breaches
The information Comissioner’s Office is apparently not levying fines. People in the UK are asking “Without sticks in place, will the laws be ignored?.”
Related article from the BBC on UK public sector accounts for bulk of data breach fines
See more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17843371
Example provided: Midlothian Council fined £140,000 versus a £1,000 fine for a private-sector company.
Find the UK Information Comissioner’s Office here: http://www.ico.gov.uk/
They simply don’t worry about fines in China, instead they arrest you ….
April 26th: 1,700 Arrested on Stealing Personal Data
Looks like the problems are everywhere.
And now that you’re done filing your taxes …
April 26th: IRS worker caught snooping on ex, others
Tax Prep Companies Sharing Client Data here: http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2012/04/many_tax_preparation_software.html