UK to jail privacy violators

Wednesday, 7 February 2007, 8:31 PM EST

In a move to crack down on the illegal trade in personal information UK courts will soon start jailing people who trade in, or deliberately misuse, the personal data of others, according to the Department for Constitutional Affairs.

Today's decision follows a public consultation on increasing penalties for deliberate and wilful misuse of personal data and is part of the Government's strategy on data sharing to deliver better public services to individuals.

At Press Esc.

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