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Posted on 30th May 2021
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I found this article on the BBC interesting. It lists the 5 largest fines so far under the EU's GDPR regulations.
Some of the offences are the kind of thing I had expected; others are rather shocking. In summary:
What this tells us is that companies are unable to protect the data of their customers, and that legislation like GDPR that limit the data collected and held, and puts requirements for data security on those companies regarding handling and storage are very much needed.
There is only one type of organisation that has proven to be less secure than even commercial companies in handling and storing data about us: government agencies.