In the Media

Blagging and the DPA – is it time to make offences imprisonable?

PUBLISHED March 2, 2012

Despite it being almost 10 years since the start of Operation Motorman, and the subsequent furore which lead to the closure of the News of the World, it is still not possible for a person found guilty of illegally obtaining and disclosing personal information to be imprisoned for that offence. However, strong words from the Information Commissioner?s Office this week suggest that this may be ripe for change.

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