SOCIETY, TECH

Fines for 2017 Data Breaches?

With Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation coming into force later next month, what financial penalties might have applied to the top hacks of 2017?

Several major organisations figured in the news last year after cyber criminals had compromised their customers’ personal data. The stories involved Equifax, Uber, the UK National Health Service and several others.

Let’s take those three examples and work out how much they each might have been fined had the General Data Protection Regulation (due May 25) already been in place. Continue reading “Fines for 2017 Data Breaches?”