Enormous fines imposed for data breaches in 2019 prove that regulators have become severe about penalizing companies and organizations that don’t adequately protect consumer information.
The ten most significant GDPR breaches in 2019 have caused €402.6 million fines in total. The three highest data breach penalties in 2019 make nearly 90 percent of this sizeable amount:
- British Airways was fined a record €204.6 by UK’s ICO;
- Marriott International was fined a €110.3 million by UK’s ICO;
- Google inc. was fined a €50 million by french DPA.