The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which issued the fine, described the breach of privacy as "unforgivable" and "mistakes of this kind compromised sensitive data at a time when identity fraud is on the rise."
"Today's penalty reflects the seriousness of this case." - Stephen Eckersley, Head of Enforcement, Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)The Bank of Scotland apologized for the breach, saying that security was a "key priority" and that it was reviewing its processes in light of the ICO’s verdict.
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(a) Bank of Scotland fined for persistent privacy breach - www.which4.co.uk, 08/06/2013