Uk starts to fine companies for serious data breaches.

http://www.wiredvc.com/leaks251-cost-big-money-uks-ico-hands-out-150000-penalties-for-two-stolen-laptops/

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today served Ealing Council and Hounslow Council with £80,000 and £70,000 fines respectively. These fines relate to the loss of two unencrypted laptops which contained sensitive personal information.