For decades workers in the Building Game knew there was a blacklist operating, for those who tried to fight for basic rights in work. Later on the activities of the Economic League were exposed and now this:
“David Smith, deputy information commissioner, said: “Ian Kerr colluded with construction firms for many years flouting the Data Protection Act and ignoring people’s privacy rights.
“Trading personal details in this way is unlawful and we are determined to stamp out this type of activity.” “
But what a pathetic fine. They should have gone after those construction companies and levied at least £500,000 at time.
(Thanks to Jim for catching this.)