Daniel Morgan murder - Panel recommends prison sentences for some data criminals

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Dear Information Commissioner's Office,

The Report of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel, at page 1023, recommends prison sentences for some data criminals:

https://www.danielmorganpanel.independen...

'38. The Government response to the 2012 Home Affairs Select Committee report also recommended that the Home Secretary exercise her power to strengthen the penalties available for offences relating to the unlawful obtaining, disclosure and selling of personal data. This has not been done. Section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998 has now been repealed and replaced with section 170 of the Data Protection Act 2018. The new provisions are broadly the same as those replaced, although the 2018 Act creates an additional offence of retaining data (which may have been lawfully obtained) without the consent of the data controller.

RECOMMENDATION

41. Given the potential seriousness of such offences, it is recommended that the Government take an early opportunity to amend the Data Protection Act 2018 to provide for sentences of imprisonment for offenders.'

1. Please provide information on any input the Commissioner may have had regarding the deliberations of the Home Affairs Select Committee on the matters referred to in paragraph 38 above.

2. Please provide information on any view expressed by the Commissioner on the Government's response referred to in paragraph 38 above.

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J Roberts

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29 June 2021

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J Roberts left an annotation ()

David Allen Green interrogates the concept of 'institutional corruption' identified in the report concerning the murder of Daniel Morgan:

'The independent panel report on Daniel Morgan found that the Metropolitan police was – and is – institutionally corrupt.'

https://davidallengreen.com/2021/06/the-...

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22 July 2021

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Dear J Roberts,

Please find attached a response to your information request of 25 June.

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Frederick Aspbury
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