The ICO are owed £7m in unpaid fines
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are struggling to collect monetary penalties from organisations it has fined since 2015.
152 fines have been issued since 2015, equating to £16.6 million – however, 30% are still unpaid which amounts to over £7 million.
Fines handed to charities and public organisations have all been paid, however the main culprits for non-payment are in the claims management industry. The industry has received a total of £3.2 million in fines, yet only £490,000 has been collected, and an overwhelming 84% remains unpaid.