U.K. December Update: Six Enforcement Actions, Draft Code, Smart Meter Plan

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By Ali Qassim

LONDON--The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office announced six enforcement actions in December, including monetary penalties on three local government authorities, undertakings with two councils, and a court judgment against a bank employee for unlawfully accessing an individual's bank details.

In non-enforcement-related action, the ICO sought public comment on a new draft code that will help organizations handle subject access requests, while the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change published its plans on how it will safeguard customer data obtained from smart electricity and gas meters.

Three Fines on Local Government Entities
The ICO Nov. 16 slapped a

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