Data erasure backlog could put businesses at risk of fines

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced people to transition to the home office, many started using personal devices for work. This means potentially sensitive company data started mixing with employee private data on devices such as PCs, smartphones, and tablets.  According to a new report from IT asset disposal company DSA Connect, if companies aren’t careful and don’t dispose of this …

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EU countries have already seen over €30 million in GDPR fines in 2021

European regulators are committed to holding organizations to account for their data protection practices and have issued plenty of fines in just the first three months of the year This is according to a new report from financial publication Finbold, which states that EU businesses were fined €33.61 million ($40.56m) in Q1 2021 for “various violations” of the General Data …

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The ICO dished out tens of millions in fines last year

The UK data protection watchdog issued dozens of fines last year to companies in breach of Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and the Data Protection Act (DPA). According to a report from the Parliament Street think tank, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined 17 companies a total of $58.8 million last year. The bulk of this sum ($27.7m) came …

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Remote workers risk GDPR fines by printing confidential documents at home

Remote working is adding another layer of complexity for companies looking to stay compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to a new report from confidential shredding company GoShred, a fifth of remote workers in the UK have been printing out sensitive documents at home, averaging five documents per week. These documents include payroll data, addresses, medical information, …

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Insolvency practitioners could face fines for poor management of data

Insolvency practitioners that fail to properly delete data belonging to insolvent companies are risking huge fines, according to a new report from DSA Connect. The firm states that practitioners looking to sell assets that belong to insolvent companies need to ensure they do so without the bounds of the law. If data is sold that should not have been, intellectual …

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