Data Protection Complaints Soar As GDPR Takes Hold

Irish data protection authorities have seen a “significant” increase in both complaints and breach notifications since EU-wide reforms took effect in May, PaymentsCompliance can reveal.

Figures provided by the country’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) showed that the average number of monthly breach notifications it has received rose by around 87 percent after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went live in May this year.

The number of complaints has also increased by around 56 percent, compared with the monthly average for last year.

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