European Data Protection Digest

Readers Support Breach Fines

DATA PROTECTION—EU

January 6, 2012

A V3.co.uk survey recently found that the majority of readers feel that fining organisations five percent of their annual turnover for privacy breaches would help encourage better data protection. In a draft of the new Data Protection Directive, the European Commission has proposed such a provision, as well as another that would require any organisation with 250 or more employees to appoint a full-time staff dedicated to data protection. While 87 percent of V3.co.uk readers support five-percent fines for breaches, a small percent said such a fine is too high and the current system is sufficient.
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