Fines for privacy breaches reach EUR 114 million in Europe

Monday 20 January 2020 13:38 CET | News

European regulators have imposed EUR 114 million euros in fines for data breaches since tougher privacy rules came into force in mid-2018, with approaches varying widely from country to country.

The regulation is enforced by a patchwork of national data protection offices across the 28-member European Union, with responsibility falling disproportionately on Ireland, according to Reuters. The ‘lead’ regulator for Silicon Valley tech companies that have based their European operations there, such as Facebook.

France has imposed the biggest single fine - of EUR 50 million against Google - while the Netherlands, Britain and Germany led in terms of the number of data breach notifications, Reuters has cited the findings of a report by law firm DLA Piper.
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Keywords: GDPR, fines, data breaches, European regulators, fines, DLA Piper
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Countries: Europe
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Fraud & Financial Crime