The 10 biggest GDPR fines to date – and yes, we are talking hundreds of millions worth of fines

It’s been three years since the introduction of one of the toughest data protection laws – the European General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]. Since the regulation took effect in May 2018, hundreds of millions of euros worth of fines have been issued across the European Economic Area and the U.K. Any organisation, be it a […]

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How does GDPR affect Financial Services?

Not long ago, before smartphones, bank transactions were made face to face. People did not have to think too much about passwords, data theft, hackers and cyber criminals were not in the category of risk that people should consider. With the technology advancements this risk for data theft has significantly increased, so did the need […]

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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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Familiar with PECR( Privacy and electronic communication relations) ? 

New day, new info that could be of very beneficial meaning for you as a company owner/manager/executive position and every employee. Two companies were fined last week with £270,000 for making unlawful marketing calls to numbers registered with the Telephone Preference Service. If your organization sends marketing messages by phone, then you should subscribe to […]

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