Awdurdod annibynnol y Deyrnas Unedig a sefydlwyd i gynnal hawliau gwybodaeth er budd y cyhoedd, annog cyrff cyhoeddus i fod yn agored a hybu preifatrwydd data i unigolion.

We have a robust but fair approach when recovering fines, providing payment plans where debtors are in genuine financial hardship. However, where we identify organisations that can pay but won’t pay, we will pursue formal recovery action which can result in insolvency. Equally, where directors seek to avoid payment via insolvency we actively exercise our full rights as a creditor, including nominating Insolvency Practitioners whose investigations can result in personal claims against directors.

Formal debt recovery via insolvency can be complex and take several years to conclude so whilst it may appear that no money has been recovered, action is still actually ongoing and we will update our website when we receive dividends (payments).

We also work closely with other enforcement agencies to disrupt and obstruct seriously non-compliant directors who for example, may persist in continuing to make nuisance calls or send unsolicited spam despite our fine. This can result in directors being disqualified and further civil action or criminal prosecutions.

Civil monetary penalties

We issued 10 final civil monetary penalties in Q1 of 2021/22, totalling £873,000.

Data controller

Sector

Date of final notice

Act

Fine

Tested.Me Limited Marketing 10 May 2021 PECR £8,000
American Express Services Europe Limited Financial, insurance and credit 17 May 2021 PECR £90,000
Colour Car Sales Limited Transport and leisure 24 May 2021 PECR £170,000
The Conservative Party Political 1 June 2021 PECR £10,000
LTH Holdings Ltd Marketing 3 June 2021 PECR £145,000
Solarwave Limited Marketing 4 June 2021 PECR £100,000
Papa John's (GB) Limited Retail and manufacture 14 June 2021 PECR £10,000
Global One 2015 Charitable and voluntary 14 June 2021 PECR £10,000
ColourCoat Ltd Land or property services 16 June 2021 PECR £130,000
Brazier Consulting Services Limited Marketing 25 June 2021 PECR £200,000

Court orders for winding-up upon ICO petitions

There were 0 court orders for winding-up upon ICO petitions in Q1 of 2021/22.

 

Director disqualifications

There were 0 directors disqualified following ICO enforcement action in Q1 of 2021/22. We continue to refer cases and support Insolvency Service investigations.