Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 20 Sep 2018.
The maximum penalty is £500k?
That doesn't seem to me that privacy issues are taken that seriously.
Was. Or at least was at the time of the breach.
Not even a slap on the wrist, that's more like a vague waft at the ankle.
That works out at just over three pence per customer.
Maybe I'm overly cynical, but I can't help wondering if that's why so many data breaches were taking place - it was just cheaper and easier to pay any potential fines than it was to bother implementing a proper level of security.
Hopefully the new percentage of turnover fines will concentrate minds a little more...
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