Almost half of businesses reported to ICO since GDPR came into effect

Since GDPR came into effect in May 2018, almost half of UK businesses (43 percent) have been reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office over a breach, either actual or potential. This is according to a new report from encrypted storage company, Apricorn, which polled 100 UK IT decision-makers from large enterprises. The company found that a third of the companies …

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Amazon could face the biggest GDPR fine yet

If the Luxembourg data protection watchdog (the CNPD) has its way, Amazon will have to pay $425 million in fines for breaching the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  According to a Wall Street Journal report, Amazon’s retail business (i.e. not AWS), mishandled customer data – both when it was gathered and utilized – which resulted in a probe conducted by …

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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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European Commission says UK data transfer doesn’t conflict with GDPR

The EU has confirmed  that UK data legislation is sufficiently aligned with its own and will allow the free flow of data between the bloc and the UK to continue in the aftermath of Brexit. According to a report from City AM, the European Commission has granted the UK data adequacy, meaning the country will be exempt from conditions of …

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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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Oracle and Salesforce could face multi-billion-dollar GDPR lawsuit

The class action lawsuit against Oracle and Salesforce, announced earlier this year, has now officially been filed – and the two cloud giants could face huge GDPR fines.  According to Computer Weekly, the duo will have to present their case at the High Court of England and Wales. The pair was sued by privacy campaigner and data protection specialist Rebecca …

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