Information Commissioner hates lawyers?

We think the Information Commissioner has been reading too much Shakespeare, particularly Henry VI (Part 2).  One of the most cited quotes from the play is, of course:

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”. – (Act IV, Scene II).

Why do we say this?  Look at the ICO press releases for this year.   From these press releases, which industry sector would you consider to be the most in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998?  You’d have to say law firms, given that four of them have been prosecuted as against only one other company, The Consulting Association.  Is this right, given that at the moment public authorities seems to be doing a spectacular job of losing personal data on almost a daily basis?

It’s a Friday before a Bank Holiday.   Most lawyers in UK law firms will be looking forward to a rest after a busy week (traditionally law firms’ financial year end is 30 April).  So perhaps this post should be in the cateogry “tired and emotional”!

Enjoy the weekend.  Even the weather forecast is quite good!

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