The Information Commissioner has published the third version of its guidance on the issue of monetary penalties prepared and issued under section 55C (1) of the Data Protection Act 1998. The Information Commissioner provides guidance on what circumstances the Commissioner may find it appropriate to serve a monetary penalty notice. The new version of its guidance provides more detail on terminology including what “distress” and “substantial” mean as well as removes the section on the cancellation of Notice of Intent.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/ attachment_data/file/422792/ico-guidance-money-penalties-2015.pdf