Increasing penalties for deliberate and wilful misuse of personal data

Close date: 30 October 2006

The Government consults on proposals to amend the Data Protection Act to provide an appropriate and effective level of deterrent to those who seek to profit from the illegal trade in personal information, and to those who otherwise wilfully or recklessly give out personal data to those who have no right to see it.
Consultation document:
Increasing penalties for deliberate and wilful misuse of personal data (PDF format, 234K)