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|Law Firm Fined Over Data Breach|
| 5:51 pm on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Law Firm Fined Over Data Breach [bbc.co.uk]
|Andrew Crossley, the controversial solicitor who made money by accusing computer users of illegal file sharing, has been fined £1,000. |
The penalty has been imposed for a data breach which saw the personal details of 6,000 computer users, targeted by his firm, exposed online.
Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said that the severity of the breach warranted a heavier fine.
But he added that Mr Crossley was not in a position to pay.
"Were it not for the fact that ACS:Law has ceased trading so that Mr Crossley now has limited means, a monetary penalty of £200,000 would have been imposed, given the severity of the breach."
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