ICO court case against Hiscox collapses

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Insurer had been accused of breaching the Data Protection Act 1998 and could have faced an unlimited fine.

Hiscox has today (16 February) been found not guilty of all charges brought against it by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The case had begun at Southwark Crown Court in London on Thursday 8 February.

It had been brought by the ICO against Hiscox Underwriting on three charges of breaching the Data Protection Act 1998. If found guilty the insurer, which had denied the charges, faced an unlimited fine.

The ICO alleged that in April, May and September 2015 Hiscox had required a

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