The ICO has published its review of the impact of civil monetary penalties (CMPs), assessing the extent to which CMPs improve data protection compliance. The report concludes that CMPs are effective at improving data protection compliance, particularly by organisations issued with a CMP but also amongst peer organisations, where CMPs had a wider impact as a deterrent and incentive to “get it right first time”.

ICO – Review of the impact of ICO civil monetary penalties, 28 July 2014