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Complaints of data leaks rapidly rise after GDPR introduction

The Information Commissioner’s Office receives twice as many complaints of possible data siphoning from the launch of more stringent regulations back in May.

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As shows the data by EMW law company, the ICO got 6,281 complaints in 10 days from May 25 to July 3, which is a jump of 160% compared to that period a year ago.

Up to €20 mln fines can be imposed now on firms, according to the General Data Protection Regulation, or 4% of the company’s global turnover, a sharp rise from the largest amount of £500,000 allowed by the previous legislation.

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