GDPR complaints almost double

Since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) complaints have almost doubled

Since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) complaints received from the public have almost doubled from 21,000 t0 41,000.

GDPR was designed to give people more control over the data that is collected on them.

The ICO said their aim was “to focus on how data protection law can help firms to get it right... rather than how they might be punished if they get it wrong". Therefore hinting that the fines were “coming soon”.

Throughout the EU countries which have implemented GDPR, there has been a total of 144,376 complaints from the public and 89,271 notifications of data breaches.

The importance, rather than be on the fines and wrongdoings of the companies, should be that GDPR is about fundamental rights and freedom.

No fine has been issued under the GDPR rules in the UK – whereas in the EU, companies who have broken the law do not have this luxury. They can be fined up to 20 million euros (£17.6m) or 4% of their annual global turnover.

A year on from the GDPR compliance deadline, people are hoping for the fines to deliver change, whereas the focus ought to the how do the companies gain from data privacy and not how to avoid loss.

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