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GDPR: UK watchdog promises ‘proportionate and pragmatic’ enforcement

The UK’s information commissioner has promised to use new powers to issue “hefty fines” for breaches of data protection law sparingly.

From 25 May, Elizabeth Denham will have the power to issue fines of up to 4% of a business’ annual global turnover, or €20 million, whichever is highest, where they are responsible for certain breaches of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Other types of breaches could attract fines of up to 2% of annual global turnover, or €10m.

Source: GDPR: UK watchdog promises ‘proportionate and pragmatic’ enforcement

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