Data provided by the European Data Protection Board reveals that out of the hundreds of thousands of cases reported, 95,000 were complaints and 65,000 were data security breach notifications. It was also discovered that a total of €56 million fines had been handed out by national data protection agencies across 11 countries.
These findings make it clear that more has to be done to educate businesses on being compliant.
Alex Fraser, Director of Engage Technology Partners commented:
“As we’re one year on since the introduction of GDPR, companies may be tempted to relax about the regulations, however, the data clearly shows that being negligent can have severe consequences on reputation and bottom line.
“With procedures getting more complex by the day, to really protect your company against GDPR claims, businesses must invest in an automated system that will keep their firm safe and in check. Dated systems, like the manual collection of sensitive information, are exposed to risks such as exploitation or mishandling. An electronic system, however, which manages all information in one place and ensures GDPR compliance will keep all worries away.”
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