8% of the population but only 1.9% of data protection fines


(c) CIA

The return of an 8% always brings me sunshine.

Not long after we read of how compliant we can be in a good cause, such as the Environment:

Massive increase in environmental compliance by Scottish businesses under SNP

we read, in Insider, today:

‘Scotland has Britain’s best compliance record with current data protection laws, with just 1.9 per cent of a total £4.2m in fines being issued north of the Border.’


That was just one out of 91 cases across the UK. As always, some wee downside can be found but that’s not my job here. Read the full thing, if you like, or move on the next good news story.

Some earlier 8% stories were:

BBC Scotland lie and distort to try again to spread violent crime crisis into Scotland despite it having only 3.5% of the gangs for 8% of the population, falling levels of violent crime and because of falling levels of fear of crime?

Return of the meme? Only 8% of the population but Scotland has 21.7% of all independent renewable projects in the UK

Still 8% of the population but now 30% of UK food and drink exports?

8% of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are different enough to want to run the whole show?

With only 8% of the population, Scotland’s maritime sector accounts for 25% of the UK maritime sector’s (GVA) contribution to the economy and is 17.5% more productive than the UK marine oil and gas sector. Once more, too wee, too poor?

Once again, it’s the ‘8% of the UK population but much more of something good’ meme. This time it’s 33% of employee-owned firms in the UK

We are the one in twelve! Sing to the tune of UB40’s ‘One in ten’?



2 thoughts on “8% of the population but only 1.9% of data protection fines

  1. Alasdair Macdonald. May 23, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    You have suggested an interesting game – how will the Scottish media misreport this?

    I think you should run this with every post and, if anyone’s suggestion is published or broadcast then he or she gets a gold star!

    For this report, I suggest it will just be “Glasgow firm fined £80 000 for breaching data protection rules.” The text will say that the company is within a few miles of Nicola Sturgeon’s constituency. Lucy Adams will do a live piece from Victoria Road in Govanhill, with a a few scripted vox pops delivered by out of work actors who are members of the Scottish Conservative and Labour Party.

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