Accountant prosecuted over data protection
Breach of Data Protection Act rules sees accountant prosecuted and fined
A Whitechapel-based accountant has been prosecuted and fined for breaching
the Data Protection Act.
Aziz Arian of Arian & Co Accountants must pay over £900 in fines and
costs for failing to notify the Information Commissioners’ Office that the firm
processed individuals’ personal information.
It is the third prosecution of an accountancy firm this year.
‘Notifying as a data controller under the Data Protection Act is an important
obligation for all organisations which process personal information,’ said Mick
Gorrill, assistant commissioner at the ICO.
Accountancy Age revealed in
2005 that the ICO was targeting a potential 10,000 accounting firms that had not
registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.