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Law Commission to examine law on government data

The Law Commission will examine the law surrounding breaches of protected government data.

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The Law Commission will examine the law surrounding breaches of protected government data.

The government can use civil and criminal sanctions to manage instances where individuals do not protect government information as they should. The Law Commission will research potential improvements to these sanctions and prepare a report for government.

The Law Commission will start its review early 2016 and aims to complete it within 12 months.

Published 17 December 2015