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Wainwrights Estate Agents Ltd has been prosecuted at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court for failing to comply with a third party Information Notice. The company, whom the Commissioner received a complaint from an individual for non-compliance with a subject access request, were subsequently served with an Information Notice to enable the Commissioner to make an assessment of the complaint and which the company failed to respond to.

The company pleaded guilty to the offence under section 47 of the Data Protection Act 1998 and were fined £250, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £500.