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GDPR Update: 95,000 Data Breach Complaints Since Adoption
Since the widely anticipated installation of the EU privacy law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), regulators have received over 95,000 complaints of possible data breaches within an eight month period.
As you may already know, GDPR enables privacy enforcers to levy fines of up to 4 percent of global revenue or 20 million euros ($23 million), whichever amounts to a higher number. Just last week, the French data protection watchdog imposed a fine of 50M euros on Alphabet-owned Google over allegations that they failed to obtain user consent for personalized ads, the largest GDPR sanction to date. As more penalties begin to join in the mix, organizations must consult experts to ensure that they are adhering to the stringent regulations for protecting EU consumers.
So far, most complaints have been related to telemarketing, promotional emails and video surveillance by closed-circuit televisions.
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