GDPR Will Pick Up Momentum In 2019

GDPR Will Pick Up Momentum In 2019

Freight trains take time to build steam. That’s your metaphor for what’s to come in 2019 for the General Data Protection Regulation.

“I think people were expecting a massive fine on Day One,” said Forrester principal analyst Fatemeh Khatibloo, “[but] these investigations take time.”

Data protection authorities (DPAs) across Europe have their hands full fielding an influx of inbound grievances. The number of data breach, consent and privacy-related complaints have increased since the law took effect in May. Over the summer, the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office reported a 160% uptick in data breach complaints from the year before. Whistleblower reports on company data breaches in the United Kingdom have almost tripled.

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