Commissioner’s Office has prosecuted accountant Abdul Ghafoor of
Yorkshire Business Management for offences under the Data Protection Act, fining
him £350 and ordering him to pay costs of £500.
Under the Act, organisations processing individuals’ personal information may
be reuired to notify the information commissioner at a nominal cost of £35 a
year. Ghafoor’s firm processes personal information but had failed to notify the
The ICO revealed to
Age in 2005 that it was looking into the accountancy profession to check
that practitioners were following the Act.
‘This successful prosecution is a reminder to those organisations that are
failing to notify that we stand ready to use powers to prosecute the small
minority of businesses that flout the Act,’ said Philip Taylor, solicitor at the
Ths ICO prosecuted practitioners
year under the Act.
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