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Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to €100 million

A Belgian court threatened Facebook on Friday with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites.

In a case brought by Belgium’s privacy watchdog, the court also ruled that Facebook had to delete all data it had gathered illegally on Belgian citizens, including people who were not Facebook users themselves.

Source: Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine of up to $125 million

ICO will take proportionate approach to GDPR fines

The ICO is not planning to issue fines in every circumstance when it detects a breach of the GDPR (or implementing legislation), ICO’s Steve Eckersley said at the CDPD conference in Brussels. Eckersley stated that the ICO will also have other options in its toolbox: the opportunity to issue warnings or demand an audit. He thought that in many cases the reputational damage will have a greater impact than any fine.

Source: ICO will take proportionate approach to GDPR fines – Privacy Laws & Business

Lessons learnt from UK cyber breach enforcement case

On 10 January 2018, the UK ICO issued a fine to Carphone Warehouse amounting to £400,000, close to the maximum ( of £500,000 ) under its current powers within the current (pre-GDPR) law. Carphone Warehouse’s computer systems, which contained significant amounts of personal data including customer and employee records as well as historic transaction details, had been the subject of an external cyber-attack.

Source: Lessons learnt from UK cyber breach enforcement case

Fines under GDPR wait for businesses that fail to fix known security flaws now, says UK watchdog

Data breaches that arise after new EU data protection laws take effect but which stem from security flaws that were known about prior to then will be enforced under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the UK’s data protection watchdog has said.

Source: Fines under GDPR wait for businesses that fail to fix known security flaws now, says UK watchdog

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