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UK trigger-happy over fines for data breaches compared with Europe

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Re: Can someone please clarify...

> "I keep seeing this stated unchallenged. Does the GDPR really say that if a small one man band organisation leaks just one customer's private information then they will be fined 20m Euro?"

The figure quoted is the maximum available fine (in comparison to the current £500,000). There are actually 2 levels of maximum (one half the stated amount), and it depends on the nature of the breach as to which applies.

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