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Law Firm Fined Over Data Breach

5:51 pm on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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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