The ICO received 38,514 data protection complaints in 2019-2020 and 6,367 freedom of information complaints.  Of the data protection complaints, 39% related to subject access requests.

Regulatory action was taken 236 times, including 54 information notices, 8 assessment notices, 7 enforcement notices, 4 cautions, 15 fines and 8 prosecutions.

The health sector was responsible for nearly 20% of all personal data breach complaints, followed by general businesses with 17.16%, the education sector with 14%, the finance, insurance, and credit sector with 10%, local government with 8.63%, the legal sector with 8.57%, and the retail sector with 5.39%.

In this news post  – Dr Anton van Dellen

Dr Anton van Dellen has experience in a wide range of defamation proceedings, ranging from pre-action advice to fully contested High Court claims and appeals up to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He also has sound experience in bringing Judicial Reviews and appeals against a wide range of public authorities, challenging decisions for being unlawful, irrational and/or failing to follow published guidance. High Net Worth clients are represented by Dr Anton van Dellen in a range of litigation involving disputes over assets.