ICO warns to jail offenders for repetition of the crime

UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has claimed that if an individual is found to repeat Britain's data protection laws it might land the individual in prison.

Graham through a statement said that firms who will infringe the Data Protection Act will not only risk losing the loyalty of customers at the same time might have to face an array of intense penalties which will be invited upon by UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

The ICO claims of 30 per cent increase in data protection complaints and information requests which was reported in close to a year's time i.e., between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010.

Through the annual report it was stated that ICO has so far received 33,234 data protection complaints and requests for information, and supposedly these Freedom of Information requests claim to have risen by 20 per cent to
3,734.

Through a statement released by Information Commissioner Christopher Graham it was stated: "We have made some significant internal changes to ensure we are best placed to deal with the increasing demands and expectations placed upon us by the public and the organisations we work with".