Fines in Australia for Data Protection Violations

In an era dominated by digital interactions, the safeguarding of personal and sensitive data has become a paramount concern. Governments globally are enacting stringent data protection laws to ensure the sanctity of individuals’ information. Australia stands firmly in this movement, fortified by robust data protection regulations and diligent regulatory bodies entrusted with their enforcement. In […]

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How to avoid fines …

Yesterday we have mentioned what are the biggest fines issued by the ICO. The fines show that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), has given enforcers like the UK’s ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), some serious teeth. With these fines in mind, it’s a good time to make sure you’ve minimized your risk of being next […]

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Biggest fines in 2020/2021

According to research from DLA Piper, between January 26, 2020, and January 27, 2021: GDPR fines rose by nearly 40% Penalties under the GDPR totaled €158.5 million ($191.5 million) Data protection authorities recorded 121,165 data breach notifications (19% more than the previous 12-month period) The UK’s Data Protection Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), recently […]

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Sharing data? Check your contracts.

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If you share personal data with a third party, you need to ensure that you are both GDPR compliant and that you have appropriate contracts in place that include data protection clauses. Most companies will likely share data with Accountants, HR companies, Pension companies or use outsource tasks to third-party services such as marketing, IT, […]

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