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MPs Ask Government To Raise Cybersecurity Fines After Talk Talk Breach

  • Marketing, Wednesday, October 28, 2015 6:49 AM

The government was urged yesterday to raise penalties against companies who don't have adequate cyber-security in place, in the wake of a major attack on TalkTalk. MPs asked culture minister Ed Vaizey to consider raising the maximum fine that can be imposed by the UK's data watchdog, which currently stands at £500,000. Vaizey confirmed that he would meet with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), but stopped short of actually promising higher fines.

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