It is clear that the impact of GDPR has not only been in the introduction of stricter data protection rules but also in an increase in public awareness of data issues. Businesses cannot view this as something they sorted out last year for the introduction of the regulations - it needs to be an ongoing priority. We are running a seminar at our offices in Maidenhead on 11 June to provide an update and a review of the first 12 months. Contact the Gardner Leader marketing team for more information.
More than 14,000 data breaches have been logged since the introduction of tough new data laws last May, the UK's information commissioner's office has said. Complaints from the public have also doubled, from around 21,000 to 41,000. It suggests that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has increased awareness about the importance of personal information. But no fine has yet been issued under GDPR rules in the UK.