Emma's Diary fined £140,000 for Illegally Collecting and Selling Personal Data

Published on: 20th August 2018

The latest enforcement action from the ICO has been published. This time it's to Emma's Diary for;

"illegally collecting and selling personal information belonging to more than one million people." [Read more here.]

The company is reported as having harvested the data and then sold it on to Experian without consent for use by The Labour Party.

The data included:

"name of parent, household address, the presence of children up to 5 years old and the child's date of birth"

This was gathered via the online registration form on the Emma's Diary website.

In a complex judgement, the ICO issued a fine of £140,000.

This is yet another reminder to make sure that all personal data held by, used, and shared by an organisation complies with the latest Data Protection Act 2018, and GDPR.

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PYXI GDPR Team: 20th Aug 2018 09:34:00